Parks & Grounds and Forestry

Parks & Grounds Responsibilities

This division maintains more than 2.75 million square feet of ball fields and 1.4 million square feet of lawn areas located on all School and Town building sites and other Town properties including Ballardvale Playground, Upper and Lower Shawsheen, the Bowling Green, Town-owned parks, playgrounds, Lovely Field (the new artificial turf field located at the High School, and other parcels throughout the Town. Ball fields are prepared (groomed and lined) for all secondary school athletic events. Turf maintenance consists of mowing, aerating, watering, over-seeding, liming, fertilizing and weed and insect control. This division also maintains small trees, shrubs and shrub beds on Town property and is responsible for snow removal at all Town buildings.

Forestry Responsibilities

The Forestry Division is responsible for the care and maintenance of all public shade trees and roadside vegetation maintenance. There are approximately 200 miles of roads in Andover. Annual roadside mowing is done on approximately 75 miles of roadways.