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Federal Parks Systems

Park systems are important spaces for people and the planet. Thanks to dedicated maintenance teams, we keep these parks clean, safe, and enjoyable for everyone. Whether you're looking to throw a birthday party at your local park or explore the hiking trails in an amazing spot, park maintenance staff make it possible. With the right equipment, these teams can keep up with projects without breaking a sweat (or an ankle).

Responsibilities of Park Maintenance Teams

Parks and recreation maintenance is the work that goes into public outdoor areas to keep them safe, usable, and efficient. These parks can include playgrounds, picnic areas, hiking trails, and scenic overlooks. Parks can be run at federal, state, and local levels, and they rely on a dynamic team to keep all parts of the park running and accessible.

The core areas of park maintenance are:

  • Janitorial: You guessed it — janitorial maintenance is all about cleanliness. These teams keep bathrooms, park buildings, and picnic shelters clean and looking their best.
  • Technical: Parks with public pools, tourist information centers, and restrooms have unique requirements. Technical teams focus on HVAC, plumbing, and electrical functions, like sprinkler systems and equipment maintenance for landscaping teams.
  • Landscaping: Trimmed grass and visible hiking trails don't happen by accident. Landscaping teams are hard at work making sure these areas are easy to walk through and safe to explore. These teams are also responsible for maintaining the health of trees and other plant life.

Challenges in Parks and Recreation Maintenance

Parks maintenance teams are essential to communities, but plenty of challenges stand in their way. A few hurdles they face include:

  • Limited capacity: Like many industries, parks and recreation teams are facing extreme staff shortages that are making it hard to keep up with maintenance needs. While there are multiple core areas of park maintenance, some parks may only have one or two people to handle every job.
  • Deferred maintenance: A lack of staff means a lot of maintenance ends up getting deferred for longer than it should. Hiking trails become invisible, plumbing systems fail, and public areas become less-than-clean. The longer these maintenance tasks go untouched, the more difficult they are to tackle once staff is available. 
  • Safety needs: Deferred maintenance can be the result of limited safety practices. Steep hills along hiking trails or grassy areas are often unsafe to mow with a standard push or ride-on mower, so they end up overgrowing.

Efficiency Tools for Federal Parks Systems

Park maintenance teams have plenty to keep up with, and these are some of the tools that help them do their jobs:

  • Brush cutters
  • Stump grinders
  • Mulchers
  • Debris blowers
  • Fertilizer spreaders
  • Compact utility tractors

While these tools help small teams manage landscaping work a lot faster, the time savings are still pretty minimal. Parks teams need something more powerful — they need Remote-Operated Robotic Mowers.

Discover Ultimate Efficiency With Remote-Operated Robotic Mowers

A key part of landscaping is mowing, and parks are a big job. Keeping grass trimmed and brush managed equals happy residents and visitors and a safer environment. While maintenance teams can count on ride-on mowers for the job — trust us, there's an easier option. The R Series Remote-Operated Robotic Mower is the go-to machine for rugged terrain. Overcome slopes, challenging brush, and staff shortages — all with a powerful robotic mower. These machines have incredible versatility and value on all manner of terrain. Their ability to reduce fire fuels is one more check mark in the Crushing-Productivity column. 

Knock Outdoor Maintenance Out of the Park With RC Mowers

Knock Outdoor Maintenance Out of the Park With RC Mowers

RC Mowers designed the R Series Remote-Operated Robotic Mower to deliver a powerful punch. With its user-friendly LCD controls, landscaping pros can handle mowing jobs with less labor, without the risks, and while expanding their profit potential. See what this technology can do for you, your people, and your spaces. Click here and request a demo today.