Parks & Trails
MISSION: The mission of the New Richmond Park Department is to provide areas and opportunities for the City’s residents and visitors to relax, recreate and experience natural beauty, and to provide means for safe and convenient bicycle and pedestrian travel within the City.
The City’s Park Department is responsible for maintenance of the City’s parks and trails, consisting of 270 acres of passive and active parkland and 19.5 miles of trails. Specific duties of the department include:
1) Removing snow and ice from City trails, sidewalks and parking lots
2) Grooming the City’s cross-country ski trails
3) Painting City park buildings and equipment
4) Maintaining and replacing playground equipment
5) Preparing athletic fields
6) Maintaining, renovating and constructing City park shelters, bathrooms,
warming houses, campsites, concession stands, ballfields, and ice rinks
7) Trimming and maintaining trees in the City
8) Maintaining flowers and shrubs in City parks and property
9) Maintaining and repairing trucks and equipment
10) Mowing grass in City parks
STAFFING: The staff of the Park Department consists of Park Department Employees Dave Mehls, Tim Leverty, and Matt Bonkoski.