Grass-cutting and City green space
Creating and protecting Kingston's green spaces – both wild and groomed – is a key City priority.
The City operates and maintains:
- 200+ parks – including sports fields, Belle Park Fairways and more than 40,000 square metres of outdoor recreation space.
- the 25,000+ trees in our urban forest.
- 50+ km of trails.
The City takes great pride in preserving our well-loved and active parks, trails and green spaces for the enjoyment of Kingstonians and visitors.
Cutting Kingston's grass
Cutting the grass in the City's groomed areas is determined by: the planned use for the green space; the availability of grass-cutting resources (see below); and the weather.
For example: during the playing season – and weather-permitting – irrigated sports fields are mowed twice a week and unirrigated sports fields once a week.
Please note that many parks have planned naturalized areas intentionally left to grow wild and keep to pathways to enjoy non-wild walks – reducing the risk of coming into contact with poison ivy and ticks.
Have questions about the maintenance of a municipally-owned green space? Contact Us.
Your lawn and garden: care that it's pesticide free
Please help us keep Kingston beautiful and environmentally-friendly:
- Take pride in your property and incorporate these pesticide-free natural lawn and gardening methods.
- Care for the boulevards beside your property.
Avid gardeners may also be interested in participating in Kingston's community gardens .