The Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is responsible for lawn and grass maintenance on approximately 2,000 of its 20,000+ plus acres of parkland. Mowing is maintained by approximately 40 grounds maintenance professionals. With park locations in and around Austin, crews work systematically to support a wide, diverse park system with varying terrains and plant types.
Per the Department’s mowing schedule, each park is trimmed (at minimum) every 21 days. Higher use facilities may be mowed at more regular intervals.
Park users may report unsafe vegetation levels to Austin 3-1-1 by calling 3-1-1 (512-974-2000 outside Austin) or using the Austin 3-1-1 app on their smartphone.
Please note that maintenance schedules may be impacted by inclement weather, equipment service, or personnel issues. PARD appreciates the public’s patience as it works to provide exceptional service as quickly as possible.
Communications and Public Information Office
301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701