The Parks Division provides safe, well-maintained parks and public places and creates opportunities for park improvements, growth, and enrichment.
In addition to City parks, the Parks Division is responsible for Trees, Medians, Street Landscapes and the Graffiti Action Plan. Staff maintains 36 parks covering 297 acres, 81 miles of medians and parkways, 129 acres of open space as well as 52,095 City trees worth $158.3 million. This wealth of trees has garnered Oxnard the Tree City USA designation since 1984.
Measure E Investments
Thanks to Voter’s approval of Measure E, residents are seeing the restoration of many programs and services throughout Oxnard.
The City Council approved $5.6 million for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 to restore parks, trees, and medians maintenance starting July 1, 2021.
The City’s contractors are helping address deferred maintenance throughout Oxnard.
Thanks to Measure E investments, weekly mowing at the City’s 33 turf General Funds parks is being restored. (Measure O Parks – College Park and East Village Park – cannot use Measure E tax dollars and are maintained separately.) See the park turf areas maintained by Measure E in the Park Mowing Areas Viewer.
Contractors are restoring monthly medians & parkways maintenance. Staff has divided the work equitably into three regions, based on the amount of landscape work involved in each area – not based on lineal feet. See the progress of work in the Arterial Median Maintenance Viewer.
Additionally, City contractors are addressing deferred tree maintenance, by completing one time grid tree pruning maintenance within the City’s arterial (main) streets.
Maintenance & Improvements
Measure E investments allow employees to restore proper landscape maintenance and work on improvements throughout Oxnard in addition to the restorations noted above. Below is a summary of routine maintenance and improvements scheduled for Fiscal Year 2021-2022.
- General tasks throughout the City including litter pickup, emptying garbage cans, public restroom cleaning, irrigation repairs, mowing, turf maintenance, cleaning and repairing structures, tree maintenance
- Removal of several hundred dead magnolia trees
- Ongoing graffiti abatement throughout the City including in parks
- Ongoing response to Oxnard 311 resident requests
- Build or repair playgrounds in parks based on need
- Repair irrigation systems
- Landscape conversion for water efficiency
- Plan to minimize litter in parks, including the purchase of trash can lids for many existing cans
For frequently asked questions about any of the Parks Division services, please visit the FAQ page.
You may contact the Parks Division at (805) 385-7950 during regular business hours of Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and alternating Fridays 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.