Public Works and Parks

Departmental Responsibilities:

The Public Works and Parks Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City's:

  • Parks
  • Trails
  • Sports fields
  • Roads
  • Open drainage
  • Storm sewer system
  • Dyke infrastructure

The Public Works and Parks Department maintains over 100 parks and natural areas which together make up over 400 hectares of green space. Parks vary in equipment and services. Most Community Parks provide a variety of facilities suitable for a day visit, while smaller parks provide playgrounds and often sports courts and picnic tables. Public Works and Parks also maintains over 400km of recreational trails ranging from challenging hillside terrain, to easy and flat riverside trails as well as over 1,500 kilometers of roads and storm drains.