Parks and Public Landscape Maintenance
Keeping Placentia Beautiful
The Park and Public Landscape Maintenance Division oversees the maintenance of 16 City Parks, playground maintenance and repairs, tree trimming, as well as the Landscape Maintenance District and City-owned landscaping such as medians and parkways. This maintenance work is accomplished primarily through existing landscape maintenance and tree trimming contracts.
The Parks and Public Landscape Maintenance division is also responsible for:
- Installing and repairing irrigation systems
- Performing graffiti removal in parks
- Performing chemical spraying
- Tree trimming services
- Park restroom janitorial services
- Landscape renovation projects
Median Turf Renovation Project
City Staff recently renovated six median islands located in the Civic Center parking lot. The
medians were previously turf grass. They were replaced with low-water usage plant materials. In
addition, the irrigation systems for each median were renovated by replacing pop up irrigation
heads with drip emitters. By eliminating thirsty turf grass with shrubs and plant materials as well
as implementing drip irrigation, staff estimates an annual water savings in these medians of
approximately 170,000 gallons.
State water conservation regulations enacted two years ago prohibit the watering of ornamental
grass street medians throughout the State. As such, much of the turf grass found in the City's
medians have since died.
In response, the City Council allocated $80,000 in Fiscal Year 2016-17
for a Citywide street median turf grass renovation project. City staff is designing the new
landscape improvements in-house and will complete this work utilizing a combination of City staff
and contractors. The turf grass entry median on Kraemer Boulevard at the Brea City Limits is
currently under renovation along with a turf grass median on Chapman Avenue across from City
Hall. Be on the lookout for more median renovations around town in the next few months!
To report any park or public landscape maintenance issues, please contact us