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AnnArborParksWithTrails.jpgPublic Works staff are responsible for the maintenance at 162 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. 

 

 

Snow removal

Parks staff are working diligently to remove snow and ice from paths, parking lots and sidewalks from city-owned parks and properties. Parks staff are responsible for nearly 35 miles of paths and sidewalks throughout the city. As you can imagine, this can take some time to complete. Staff are working to get through these areas as quickly as possible, but may not be able to return to a particular sidewalk quickly, if snow continues to fall. Staff are working longer shifts in order to keep in front of the current snowstorm. Please be patient with us as we work to remove the snow as quickly as possible. (updated Feb. 2, 2022).

Mowing

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.  ​



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