Park & Landscape Services

​​​​​Our mission is to provide internal support for the external delivery of parks facilities, recreation programs, public spaces, schools, and roadways through proactive asset management that focuses organizational resources and processes toward improving/enhancing the long-term value and viability of public assets and protects public investment.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Landscape Management Division is responsible for all landscaping and grounds maintenance of City building sites, school sites, park sites, roadways and the resort area, including:

  • 512 building sites
  • 91 school sites & support facilities
  • 3,685 acres of parks lands out of 7,495 total acres
  • 164 miles of divided roadway
  • 179 miles of rural roadway

 Our Services

Our services include: ​

  • Mowin​g services
  • Litter control servic​es
  • Landscape installation and maintenance
  • Hazardous tree assessment and removal
  • Storm-related emergency services
  • Municipal parking lot sweeping services
  • Community Beautification Projects coordination
  • Special event support
  • Snow and ice removal from building sites
  • Athletic field preparation and maintenance
  • Playground equipment at park and school sites installation and maintenance
  • Tennis and basketball court maintenance
  • Select bench, picnic table, fence and sign installation and maintenance
  • Welding and metal fabrication
  • School parking lot striping
  • Urban Forestry management

​​​​Landscaping on City-owned property is maintained through maintenance cycles. Please see the below chart for targeted landscape maintenance frequencies. Many factors can affect meeting established targets, such as rain, or storm event response.

​AREA​EXAMPLES​​TARGETED MAINTENANCE CYCLE
​Building Sites​Recreation Centers, Libraries​10-12 days
​Neighborhood Parks​Smaller, unstaffed parks within neighborhoods14-16 days
​Roadways, Divided (medians)​Virginia Beach Blvd, Great Neck Rd, Holland Rd​18-21 days
​Roadways, Urban Shoulders/Parcels​Indian River Rd, Oceana Blvd, Potters Rd​30 days
​Roadways, Resort​Atlantic Parkway, Pacific Ave10-​12 days
​Roadways, R​ural​Pungo/Creeds area, Blackwater Rd, Pungo Ferry Rd​30 days
​Schools​Virginia Beach Public Schools​16-18 days​​​

Select locations have an established meadow management program in which we grow, not mow. Meadows provide many benefits if established properly using landscape management best practices.​

Litter control is also done at every maintenance​ cycle. The Landscape Management Division will respond to acute litter issues on City-owned property.

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