The Department of Public Works provides comprehensive services for the City's garbage collection, parks, buildings, vehicles, and properties. The Department was created by Mayor Baraka in 2016 from the consolidation of divisions from the Departments of Engineering, and Neighborhood and Recreational Services.
This Division provides maintenance and services to all city trees, parks, playgrounds and public buildings. Parks & Grounds is responsible for the maintenance of the City’s park lands and grounds (including ball fields, playgrounds, traffic islands and city entrance ways.) Tree work includes the pruning and removal of trees in the public and responding to downed trees resulting from storms or accidents.