Parks, Forestry and Horticulture Operations

The Parks, Forestry and Horticulture Operations department maintains more than 135,000 boulevard trees, 600 hectares of parks, 700 hectares of boulevards and open spaces, 273 playgrounds, trail systems, sports fields, play courts and cemeteries throughout the city.

A view of a park splashpad.

The department also maintains horticultural displays and flower beds, including 750 hanging baskets, 520 flower planters and more than 400 planting beds, while sustaining the city's forests through planting, pruning, removals and protection of the City’s tree assets. Other maintenance activities include litter and debris pick-up and snow removal in parks, on sidewalks and City boulevards.