The Operations Department keeps City of Miami parks beautiful. They are the team that administers the smallest detail to the largest project to ensure that the parks maintain their aesthetic and safety standards.
Their responsibilities can include:
- Planting trees
- Renovating baseball fields
- Installing new sod on athletic fields
- Maintaining the playgrounds
- Tree trimming
- And much more.
With 115 employees, they work hard to ensure that our park grounds look their best. During the hurricane season an employee of the Operations Department and equipment are assigned to a Fire Station and put on 24 hour call to assist in the event of a hurricane. The Operations Department works not only on City of Miami's parks after a hurricane, but works with Public Works in helping to restore the City's road access and clearing away debris.
Additionally the Operations Department manages the City Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in Miami. Housed at Operations' main office are deeds dating back to some of the first burials. On average 10 to 20 burials are still conducted at the City Cemetery on a yearly basis. The Operations Department coordinates the verification of ownership of the plot, preparation of the grave and the logging of the burial.
For more information on the City Cemetery click here.