Parks & Public Space Maintenance

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AnnArborParksWithTrails.jpg Public Works staff take care of 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​ r​emoval

Parks staff work hard to remove snow and ice from paths, parking lots and sidewalks from city-owned parks and properties. Parks staff in charge of nearly 35 miles of paths and sidewalks throughout the city. As you might know, this can take some time to complete. Staff work to get through these areas as quickly as possible, but may not be able to reach certain paths right away. Please be patient with us as we work.​​​


Ann Arbor parks system is comprised of 162 parks covering more than 2,200 acres. Parks maintenance staff is in charge of the care and upkeep of the parks, including mowing. Currently, parks are mowed every 14 days. This schedule can be greatly impacted by the weather. Heavy rain, coupled with warm, sunny days, are good for tree, wildflower and grass growth but not for mowing. In addition​, some parks have low-lying areas that have been too rain-soaked to mow. Mowing equipment could also get stuck or be damaged if we’re not mindful of the areas we care for.​
When the weather does permit mowing, our staff often work into the evenings and the weekends to catch up. We know these areas appear unkempt. We want you to know we’re working as swiftly as possible to get them mowed and back on schedule. Please use the A2 Fix It app or the A2 Fix It website​ to report any concerns or maintenance issues. You can also 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 pr​​o​​blem​​​

To report a parks or public space maintenance issue, please use the A2 Fix It app or the Report a Problem page.  ​