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Parks Division

The Parks Division personnel currently consists of one Parks and Landscape Manager and crews. The Parks Division maintains the City's forty parks, including turfed areas, playgrounds, restrooms, and sports facilities. Tasks include litter pickup, emptying garbage, restroom cleaning, irrigation, mowing, turf maintenance, ball field maintenance, pruning, fertilization, pest control, repairs due to vandalism and heavy use, cleaning and repairing structures, tree maintenance, and public contact. The Parks Division reviews plans, supervises, inspects, and assists in new park construction and renovation projects.

The Parks Division maintains seven miles of landscaped medians, bus stops, public building landscapes, bike paths, pathways and open space areas. The Division also supervises and assists landscape contractors for the maintenance of Wiseman Park and all the arterial landscaped frontages and center medians.

State licensed personnel from the Division perform weed abatement services for all municipal buildings, water utility sites, fire stations, the Petaluma Airport, Marina, and public right-of-ways.

Maintenance of the City's fifty-meter pool at the Swim Center and the pool at Jack Cavanagh Recreation Center is a year-round responsibility. During the seven-month swim season, mechanical systems are maintained daily for optimum performance to meet state regulated standards. During the off-season, mechanical systems and structures are rebuilt/repaired.

Division personnel oversee the maintenance contract for the forty-four Landscape Assessment Districts located throughout the City. Responsibilities include working with developers and landscape architects at the planning stage, inspecting planting installations, testing of irrigation systems, final acceptance, resolving citizen complaints, working with citizen groups, responding to emergency call-outs and complaints, and inspecting/coordinating work performed by an outside contractor through a maintenance contract. Additional responsibilities include managing assessment district budgets, establishing annual budgets and assessments, the formation of new districts, and the conducting of public meetings and elections to change assessment limits to accommodate maintenance cost increases.

Contact Information

11 English Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
phone: 707.778.4303
fax: 707.206.6034
Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Monday - Thursday

Director, Public Works and Utilities
Dan St. John, F.ASCE
202 N. McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: 707.778.4546
Fax: 707.206.6034

Deputy Director,

City Engineer/Flood Plain Administrator

Interim Airport Manager, Joshua McKeighan
601 Sky Ranch Drive
Petaluma, CA 94954
phone: 707.778.4404
fax: 707.778.4405

Transit Manager, Jared Hall
555 North McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
phone: 707.778.4460
fax: 707.776.3799

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