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Last Updated: 2014-05-09


Public Works' Grounds Management Division is responsible for all grass cutting and vegetation control in public rights of way and in public parks.  If you see an area that requires our attention, please call City's Customer Care Center at 3-1-1.

Mowing Status Update

Areas of Responsibility

  • 68 schools/buildings
  • 93 parks/playgrounds
  • 172 medians/triangles
  • 39 lane miles of roadside (right of way) vegetation
  • 40 lane miles of vegetation
  • 170 flower beds
  • Snow removal at schools, ADA ramps, downtown, RMA
  • Algae control Byrd Park, Bryant Park lakes
Grounds Management
Grounds Management
Grounds Management

                 Grass Cutting                          Grounds Management                      Vegetation Control

Cut Intervals

Total Acreage for the City - 1,975

  • The vegetation control period runs from March 15th through November 30th
  • Cross-divisional collaboration is essential in meeting the direct and in-direct aspects of grounds management
    • leaf, snow, graffiti and storm debris removals
  • Mowing intervals based on priority and turf/grass type
    • Type A, 118 locations: major medians - 14-day interval
    • Type B, 125 locations: parks, gateways, athletic fields, government buildings - 14-day interval
    • Type C, 46 locations: playgrounds, selected parks - 14-21 day interval
    • Type D locations: roadside ditches (right-of-way) - 21-45 day interval
    • Miscellaneous Additions: 17 Battery Park locations - 10 day interval
    • All Richmond Public Schools
    • More than 1,800 lane miles of roadways

Alley Maintenance

Did you know, as a City resident and/or property owner, some alley maintenance is your responsibility?
Per City Code §38-152, §38-154(d), it shall be a misdemeanor for any person who owns or occupies property within the City to permit any grass, plants, bushes, weeds or any other vegetation 12 inches high or over, other than trees, shrubbery, agricultural plants, garden vegetables, flowers or ornamental plants, to exist on any sidewalk, public right of way, or grass strip adjacent to such property or unimproved street or alley (to the centerline of such unimproved street or alley).

Contact Information:

Dept of Public Works
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., Suite 704
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Hours: Monday -Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Customer Care Center: 3-1-1
or (804)646-7000


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If you have any questions, please call the City’s Customer Care Center at 3-1-1 or (804) 646-7000

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