Contact Parks Services

The Parks Services Department is responsible for the maintenance and care of all City of Greater Sudbury parks, playgrounds, tot lots, and planters.

Address:

310 Brebeuf Street
Sudbury, ON
Ph: 705-674-4455 ext. 4570

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding the maintenance of community parks and playgrounds, or if you are looking for information regarding any of our community planters, please contact us at 705-674-4455 ext. 4570.

Update, June 15, 2020

Parks Activity Levels: Traditional vs COVID-19

Service Category Traditional Activity Level  COVID-19 Activity Level
Playing Fields, Ball Diamonds
  • Grass cutting: one to two times per week 
  • Weekly line marking 
  • Daily screening and infield lining
  • Garbage collection: one to four times per week
  • Fertilization: up to three times per season
  • Aeration: up to three times per season    
  • Grass cutting: every 10 to 14 days
  • No line marking 
  • No screening and infield lining 
  • Garbage collection: every 10 to 14 days
  • Fertilization: once per season 
  • Aeration: once per season
Playing Fields, Soccer
  • Grass cutting: one to two times per week 
  • Line marking: one to two times per week 
  • Garbage collection: one to four times per week
  • Fertilization: up to three times per season 
  • Aeration: up to three times per season
  • Grass cutting: every 10 to 14 days
  • No line marking 
  • Garbage collection: every 10 to 14 days 
  • Fertilization: once per season 
  • Aeration: once per season
Playgrounds
  • Annual CSA inspection
  • Annual protective surfacing (top up and tilling)
  • Painting aged structures: 20 per year
  • This is a closed outdoor recreational amenity, as per the provincial order.
  • Only required inspections are taking place at this time.
Splash Pads
  • Annual CSA inspection
  • Maintenance on pump equipment: two times per season
  • Adding dechlorination pucks: three to four times per week
  • All splash pads are expected to be open by June 26, 2020
  • These amenities are not sanitized and users are reminded to wash or sanitize their hands well before and after use, and maintain a distance of two metres from others
Regional Parks
  • Grass cutting: one to two times per week
  • Daily Garbage collection
  • Washroom facilities: cleaned one to two times per day
  • Fertilization: one to two times per season, depending on the site
  • Grass cutting: every seven to 10 days
  • Garbage collection:  twice per week
  • Washroom facilities: closed 
  • No fertilization
Community Parks
  • Grass cutting: every seven to 10 days 
  • Weekly garbage collection
  • Portable washrooms cleaned weekly by vendor
  • Grass cutting: every 10 to 14 days 
  • Garbage collection: every 10 to 14 days 
  • Washroom facilities not deployed
Neighbourhood Parks
  • Grass cutting: every seven to 14 days 
  • Weekly garbage collection
  • Grass cutting: every 14 to 20 days
  • Garbage collection: every 10 to 14 days
Sports Courts, Tennis and Basketball
  • Court sweeping: every two weeks 
  • Weekly garbage collection
  • Court sweeping: monthly 
  • Garbage collection: every 10 to 14 days
Skate Parks
  • Pad sweeping: monthly or as needed
  • Garbage collection: two to three times per week
  • Pad sweeping: monthly or as needed 
  • Garbage collection: every seven to 10 days
Non-motorized Trails
  • Trail grooming: one to two times per season 
  • Trail brushing: monthly
  • Garbage collection: one to two times per week
  • Trail grooming: in response to hazards
  • Trail brushing: once per season 
  • Garbage collection: every seven to 14 days
Horticulture and Beautification
  • Tending to approximately 360 flower beds and 180 planters each year at regional, community and neighbourhood parks, and along major corridors and intersections. 
  • Planting typically takes four to six weeks
  • Planting only in regional parks and along major corridors and intersections and will take six to seven weeks
  • Events associated with the three premier display beds at Bell Park and in Copper Cliff, have been cancelled, therefore these displays won’t be required
  • Excess annual flowers to be redistributed to various City facilities including Pioneer Manor, Greater Sudbury Housing Corporation, and Community Garden Networks
Boulevard and Road Side Cuts
  • Every three to four weeks
  • Every four to six weeks