The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for implementing the City Council’s goals and objectives by providing the citizens of Pullman with parks, green spaces, and recreational services.
The division is under the guidance of the Park Superintendent, and is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the parks division. The parks division is to maintain and monitor general upkeep of 14 parks, numerous green spaces (Well 7, Cougar Plaza, Pine Street Mall, etc.), 3 city cemeteries, city trees,RV park, weed control, and the City trail and pathways system. This division also works with the Community on compliance of city ordinances regarding solid waste, nuisance, weed control, and diseased trees.
The parks division is responsible for:
- Maintaining baseball and softball fields
- Installation of new playground equipment, cutting, trimming, and weeding public shrubs and flower beds
- Planting and maintaining downtown flower baskets
- Trash and litter pickup in parks and public rights-a-way
- Installing, repairing and maintaining picnic tables, benches, signs, playgrounds and other equipment
- Aeration, fertilization, irrigation of turf, spraying lawn areas for weed control, spraying and fertilizing trees and evergreens for insect control, disease and proper feeding
- Assisting with burials at city cemeteries
- Repairing and maintaining park facilities
- Working with city and civic groups on city celebrations such as 4th of July and Lentil Festival
- Pool maintenance for Pullman Aquatic & Fitness Center and Reaney Pool
- Working with civic groups such as the Pullman Civic Trust, Grand Avenue Greenway Committee, etc.
- Community improvement (code enforcement)
- The Park Superintendent is also extensively involved in design and construction of park improvement projects.