Public Works staff are responsible for the maintenance at 159 parks, recreation facilities and public spaces throughout Ann Arbor. This work includes path maintenance across the park system, repairing playground equipment, athletic field maintenance, trash removal, and mowing.
Mowing in the Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation System
Ann Arbor parks system is comprised of 159 parks covering more than 2,100 acres. Parks maintenance staff is responsible for the care and upkeep of the parks, which includes mowing. Currently, parks are mowed every 14 days. This schedule can be greatly impacted by the weather. For the past five to six weeks, rainy conditions, coupled with occasionally warm, sunny days, have been good for tree, wildflower and grass growth but certainly not for mowing. Additionally, some parks have low-lying areas that have been too rain-soaked to mow. Mowing equipment also has the potential to get stuck or be damaged if we’re not mindful of the areas we care for.
When the weather does permit us to mow, our staff often work longer days (into the evenings) and the weekends to catch up. We understand these areas appear unkempt, and we want you to know we’re working as swiftly as possible to get them mowed and back on our regular schedule. Please use the A2 Fix It app or A2 Fix It on the city website to report any concerns or maintenance issues or call the parks customer service office at 734.794.6230. We thank you for your patience, and we hope you will continue to enjoy the parks!
Reporting a problem
To report a parks or public space maintenance issue, please use the A2 Fix It app on your smart phone or the Report a Problem page.