Park Maintenance

Mowing Schedule

Please note the above schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment issues, and or holidays.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Ambriz Sports Fields
Barrera Park
Belmont Park
El Camino Sports Park
Santiago Hills Park
Serrano Park
El Camino Park
Hart Park
Handy Park
Grijalva Park
Grijalva Sports Park
Killefer Park
Yorba Park
Ambriz Park
El Camino Sports Fields
Eisenhower Park
Olive Park
Shaffer Park
El Modena Basin
El Modena Park
McPherson Park
La Veta Park
Veterans Memorial at Depot Park

Sports Field Maintenance Closure Schedule


  • Tree Removal Permit: In certain circumstances, a permit is needed to remove a tree that is adjacent to a City Property. Please refer to the Orange Municipal Code for further information.  For questions call (714) 744-7274 or email Don Equitz at
  • Report a damaged, dead, or sick tree:  To report a concern about a tree, please fill out our online form or call our Main Desk: (714) 744-7274
If you have any other questions or concerns regarding trees in the City of Orange, please do not hesitate to contact us at (714) 744-7274.

Integrated Pest Management Policy and Implementation Guidelines for the City of Orange

The City has an Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM) which focuses on the long-term prevention and/or suppression of pest problems through a combination of techniques including pest identification, monitoring, prevention, and treatment tactics to help maintain landscape and tree health and keeping fields and parks safe and usable for the public.  Pests include weeds, invasive species, rodents, and insects. Our IPM is well supervised, regulated and permitted by the Orange County Agricultural Commissioner.  Please click here to view the City's IPM Policy and Implementation Guidelines.

The majority of the spraying in large turf areas is done in the spring time to eliminate broadleaf weeds that displace grass and create clumping and tripping hazards.  This work is usually completed by the start of summer (depending weather and other factors).  Spot spraying for weeds is done minimally in turf and planters to eliminate weeds and in paved areas to reduce cracks, lifting and other hazards.  Playgrounds are not sprayed and mulch is placed around trees and planters to suppress weeds and reduce the use of pesticides.  When spraying does occur in parks, signage is put up indicating the area is being sprayed and is closed until dry.

For more information, please email or call 714-744-7264.

Santiago Hills Park – Pesticide-Free Maintenance Pilot Program

In response to concerns from members of the community regarding pesticide use in city parks, Santiago Hills Park has been selected for a pesticide-free maintenance pilot program starting September 2019. The program will provide pesticide-free maintenance for a minimum of one year.  This includes eliminating the use of all pesticides, to include herbicides, rodenticides, and insecticides as part of regular maintenance practices. Over the course of the year, staff will evaluate operational and financial impacts of eliminating pesticides while providing a pesticide-free maintained park for community members who prefer this option.  The intent for the pilot program is for it to be a representative of options for future consideration throughout the park system if determined to be safe, functional, and acceptable to the community at-large.