The Grounds Division is responsible for the outside appearance of the county’s administrative buildings, parks, ball fields and other recreational facilities.
From March until November grounds crews are busy with the following:
- The weekly cutting and general maintenance of approximately 150 acres of lawns.
- Planting and maintaining flower beds.
- The planting, care and removal of trees and shrubs.
In addition to their general landscaping duties, grounds crews spend March through October maintaining, dragging, and lining the county’s 16 ball fields.
The Grounds Division performs services at the following facilities:
- Buchanan Park
3100 Cameron Drive
- Dalrymple Park
300 Globe Street
- Horton Park
1515 Washington Avenue
- Kiwanis Children’s Park
807 Tryon Street
- Kiwanis Family Park
1800 Wicker Street
- Lett’s Optimist Park
- Lion’s Club Fairgrounds ball field
505 N Seventh Street
- Northview ball fields
- Optimist Park ball field
305 Legion Road
- O.T Sloan Pool and Tennis Center
1420 Bragg Street
- San Lee Park
572 Pumping Station Road
- Temple Park
Seventh & McIver Streets
From November through February, grounds crews are busy performing winter maintenance of the County’s landscapes. These duties include leaf removal, seeding, planting, fertilizing, spraying for weed control, tree and shrub pruning, playground maintenance, fence repair and replacement, and the service and repair of equipment.
Public concerns regarding the safety and cleanliness of any of our facilities can be addressed to Russell L. Spivey, Buildings and Grounds Superintendent.