What is the City's mowing policy for open space?

Large open space areas are only mowed once a year (if at all) to allow native grasses to thrive, which helps keep invasive species out. Native grasses can only thrive after they drop their seed heads. Mowing more often would interfere with and prevent that cycle. General open space mowing is done three times a year; the initial mowing occurs along trails. Additional mowing along the trails is conducted where trail usage exceeds the width of the trail. 

Visit our Open Space and Natural Area Maintenance page for more information.

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1. Does the City provide free mulch?
2. Are horses allowed in Arvada parks and on Arvada trails?
3. How do I request a memorial tree or memorial park bench be added to a park?
4. Who do I contact if I get locked in or out of an athletic field?
5. What should I do if I notice graffiti in an Arvada park?
6. Who is responsible for maintenance of the areas along the Farmers Highline Canal, Church Ditch and Croke Canal?
7. Which parks have amenities, such as basketball, tennis, pickleball, etc?
8. What should I do if trees are overhanging power lines?
9. Why does the City recommend residents not water during peak times of the day, but they routinely do so in the parks?
10. Why does the City water parks and trails early in the morning, when people are using the trails?
11. How often does Parks staff assess playground equipment for safety?
12. What is the City's mowing policy for open space?
13. What is the City's mowing policy for parks?
14. What is the City's policy on the use of herbicides in parks and open space?
15. I live near a trail (or open space/park). When should I expect to see parks staff pruning the trees in these areas?
16. City-owned trees are overhanging my property. Can I trim them myself?
17. My trees are overhanging City property. Is the City allowed to trim them?
18. Why are some City parks watered during daylight hours?