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Maintenance Operations

The Maintenance Operations Bureau oversees the upkeep of park community centers and facilities including custodial services. The team also oversees grounds maintenance including tree management, irrigation and grounds maintenance contractors.

Grounds Maintenance Responsibilities

  • Grounds Maintenance Contract Management & Oversight for Parks, Libraries, Police Stations, and City Departments including Health and Human Services, Irrigation & Water Conservation Projects

  • Special Events Staging & Setup
  • Park Homeless Camp Posting, Clean-up & Proper Storage of Property
  • Urban Forest Maintenance & Inventory Management
  • Park Construction and Renovation
  • Conservation Corps Partnership
  • Lake Program Development & Management
  • Sports Field Renovation & Maintenance
  • Interjurisdictional Homeless Task Force
  • Urban Trail Maintenance
  • Management and Oversight of Sunnyside and Municipal Cemeteries.

Facilities Maintenance Responsibilities

  • Maintain Safe Facilities in Parks
  • Contract Management & Oversight of Park Restrooms
  • Contract Management and Oversight of Graffiti Contract
  • Maintain, Repair & Inspect Playgrounds and Sports Courts
  • Maintain Clean & Safe Aquatic Centers
  • Maintain Facility Specialty Areas
  • Construction & Repair of Hardscape
  • Custodial Services for City Facilities
  • Community Service Worker Program Management at Park Facilities
  • Special Events Staging & Set-up
  • Assist with Design and Management of Renovation and New Construction Projects
  • Interjurisdictional Homeless Task Force
  • Custodial Services to Support Recreational Programming, Afterschool Programs, and Summer Camp

Tree Maintenance

Parks Recreation and Marine is currently removing dead or dying trees in City parks that pose a danger to park visitors. Priority tree removals are near high park activity areas such as playgrounds, picnic areas, fitness equipment, walkways, parking areas, and facilities. Arborist inventory inspections have highlighted the basis of why trees that may look fine, but upon close inspection, show signs of root rot, splitting forked trunks, disease-weakened tree structure and other facts necessitating removal.

See tree fact sheet, park tree inventory reports and nesting surveys for more information.

Park Ambassador Program

The Bureau supports clean and safe restrooms in parks. A Park Ambassador team allows for greater staff coverage to address park restroom health and safety in 35 parks throughout the City that have a total of 55 free standing restrooms. See list here of restrooms and gates that are locked every evening after 10 p.m.

Park patrons are encouraged to assist park staff by reporting maintenance issues. Calls to PRM Maintenance Operations staff can be made at 562.570.4895 Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Residents can also download the Go Long Beach app in Apple and Android formats, and report graffiti, potholes, and maintenance issues online.