The Parks Maintenance Division is supervised by Foreman Nelson Lopes, a Lead Park Maintainer, and includes 16 full-time and 4 seasonal employees.
Parks Maintenance is responsible for the care of all city playgrounds, parks and recreation fields, public buildings, and school grounds. Overall there are more than 400 acres of lawn to mow, trim, and fertilize, 3 spray parks, 4 artificial turf sports fields, 8 multi-use grass sports fields, 9 softball fields, and 16 baseball fields to line paint and groom weekly. There are also over 140 garbage cans on city property to empty on a weekly schedule.
During winter storms, Parks Maintenance removes ice and snow from downtown sidewalks, crosswalks, and the train station. Together with Public Buildings, we remove ice and snow from lots and sidewalks at public schools and city-owned buildings.
Our Accomplishments FY 2020 to 2021
- During 15 winter storms, we cleared ice and snow from downtown Danbury, public schools, and public buildings.
- Prepared and maintained over 400 acres of City athletic fields, Parks, Public Buildings, Schools, medians, and cemeteries.
- Prepared and maintained 23 city street planters, 6 island dividers, the rose arbor, Main Street flowers, historical cemeteries, as well as replacing 80 U.S. flags annually.
- Field Improvement at the Westerners Baseball Field.
- Beaver Street Park upgrades and improvements.
- Hatters Field Improvements.
- Repaired the Town Park Docks.
- Provide mulch and maintenance to all city Playgrounds.
- Install and grade new sand for the beach at Candlewood Town Park.
- Cleared trees and overgrowth vegetation at parks and schools.
- Brush clearing and leaf pick up at schools and public fence lines.