The Parks Department is charged with maintaining all parks, medians, and traffic islands so that they are attractive and usable for University Park residents. Each year the department plants trees and shrubs as well as flowers for seasonal color. Park maintenance includes weekly mowing, trimming of trees, daily trash pickup, and irrigation for landscaped areas. Maintenance is performed with modern equipment, properly controlled fertilizer, pest control, and irrigation programs.
In addition to the maintenance of parklands, the Parks Department also offers services to residents. These services include the trimming and removal of dead or diseased trees in the easement, a city reforestation program, and a mosquito control program.