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.

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