The City has 66 city parks and many open spaces maintained by licensed landscape contractors. City parks range from two-acre neighborhood sites to 64-acre community parks. City parks offer a wide range of activities – from picnic areas, game courts, swimming pools, ball diamonds, soccer fields, tot lots, fountains, tennis courts, and more. View the Parks Map for additional information and park locations.
About half of the City parks have restroom facilities. Some larger sites have community centers and others have larger complexes, such as Oak Park's Billy Hebert Field and Pixie Woods at Louis Park.
At the City of Stockton, we are doing our part to conserve water during the drought. In compliance with State regulations, we have reduced overall water usage at all parks and fields by at least 30%. Our parks and recreational fields are very large and used daily by thousands of members of the community and hundreds of sports teams. These facilities often require more frequent watering to maintain a safe and usable turf surface.
Where the watering schedule is more frequent than twice per week, watering duration has been reduced to ensure overall water usage has been reduced by at least 30%. In addition, the City has minimized use of potable water (water treated for drinking) by irrigating with non-potable water sources, such as rivers and wells, wherever possible.
The City's parks and landscape irrigation systems are extensive, with tens of thousands of sprinklers that can break or malfunction. We have dedicated staff and contractors monitoring our systems, but your help is always welcome. Report an irrigation problems by calling the Municipal Service Center.
Maintenance work includes regularly scheduled mowing, edging, shrub trimming, fertilizing, litter/trash collection, graffiti abatement, weed control, minor tree work and turf aeration. For parks with restrooms or play equipment, contractor also provides janitorial cleaning and play equipment inspection.
This following information provides the minimum maintenance schedule for other contracted services. Larger community parks may be serviced more frequently than neighborhood parks.
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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 4/20/2017