City’s parks workers clean up after heavy rain
Windsor’s parks department hopes to catch up on grass cutting around the city in upcoming days. Heavy rainfall has delayed routine park maintenance, Jan Wilson, who is in charge of parks, recreation, culture and facilities Jan Wilson, said in a news release Thursday.
“Some parks are still waterlogged, but we hope to get to everything soon,” Wilson said. “We have a full complement of staff and all the available machinery tackling our 209 parks right now.”
Workers are also cultivating beds of tulips, cleaning up leaves and debris, and cleaning and servicing the city’s seasonal washrooms. Past rain will keep city soccer, cricket and other sports fields closed until Tuesday. Baseball diamonds are open, but the city reminds league officials to use discretion if diamonds are wet.
The forestry department will plant more than 500 trees around the city this spring. Citizens can request a tree on the city-owned portions of their property by calling 311.
Windsor has almost 2,500 acres of parks, open spaces and natural areas.