Modern Mississauga presents Ask The City - Who is responsible for cutting the grass in a City of Mississauga park?

Modern Mississauga and the City of Mississauga have come together to present an ongoing series called “Ask the City.” We’ll share relevant information here and answer your questions about our city.

Today’s question is about cutting grass in City parks.

Who is responsible for cutting the grass in a City of Mississauga park?

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From May to September, the City’s Park Operations team is responsible for grass cutting and trimming at all City parks and sports fields.

 Sport fields are cut at different times than community parks because of a difference in service levels and usage. Large cutting equipment cuts large open spaces in a park and then turf crews follow and cut and trim the rest of the park.

 The City has been experiencing a very wet spring. It has caused many parks and sports fields across Mississauga to flood. There are many locations that the City can’t get machines on without tearing up the turf, getting equipment stuck in the mud or creating large ruts.

 Given that the grass will be longer than usual when cut, some parks will experience a lot of grass clippings that will disperse over time.

 Thank you for your patience as staff work diligently to get back to the regular service schedule.

 If you’ve got a question about the City, we want to hear from you!

 Please send your questions to info@modernmississauga.com with “Ask the City” in the subject line.