high view of aquatic center with water slide

It’s Park Week in Streamwood so get your fins on and let’s dive in to meet our parks crew. 🦈

Under the leadership of our Superintendent of Parks and Planning Ian Pickett and our Parks Manager Jimmy Schmidt, these apex predator parks professionals have been killing it this year. Below are some of the various projects performed by each division as well as some positive changes that have been implemented in how they attack the task of keeping our parks and facilities looking good.

* Mulch added to many of our playgrounds
* Focus on decreasing weeds at all sites
* Consistently performing safety inspections
* Increased response time
* Simplified garbage route (even with limited staff)
* Performing other park maintenance while at sites for garbage

* Tree maintenance (pruning, removals inhouse, chipping, mulch creation)
* Switch from annuals to perennials
* Sign bed conversions (in-progress)

* Increased focus on staying weed-free
* Now performing all maintenance at Rahlf’s Woods Park (mowing, weed whipping, landscaping)
* Warning track maintenance

Fleet & Mowing
* Mowing facilities and fields twice per week
* Ensuring all sites are mowed and weed whipped weekly
* Overall increase in aesthetics and productivity

* Tackling deferred maintenance
* Working on special projects
* More inhouse projects completed
* Aiming for increased response time

Our Parks Team:

Brian Hernandez, Andy Tijerina, Victor Sosa, Jim Hardsouk, Tim Follin, Trish Bell, JD Palomo, Sebastian Lebkowski, Debra Simon, AJ Decker, Celia Quintana , Langdon Downing, Sal Sprovieri, Tyler Podzamsky, Esmeraldo Quintana, Ruark Perkins, Mitchell Williams, Eddie Segueda, Grayson Downing, Mark Kane, Dave Bell, Steve Meyer, Mike Bares Jr., Jimmy Schmidt and Ian Pickett

Keep following Streamwood Parks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter throughout Park Week July 21-28 using hashtag #SPDParkWeek, as we dive a little deeper into all the great things our Parks team does for residents of the Streamwood Park District.

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