Environmental Stewardship

Sign and flowersThe Park and Recreation Department's commitment to environmental stewardship means managing park lands and resources so they can be used and enjoyed now and in the future. 

The Park and Recreation Department works in conjunction with the Office of Environmental Quality to establish goals and objectives focusing on water conservation, recycling and reducing carbon emissions. 

Water Conservation
Reducing Carbon Emissions

Natural and Wild Flower Areas
 Once established, natural and wildflower areas: 
  • Significantly reduce carbon emissions associated with mowing, trimming, and transportation of maintenance equipment
  • Can reduce erosion along creek banks and drainage areas by providing soil stabilization
  • Cover bare spots where grass will not grow