People recreate in our parks, use our trail systems and participate in healthy, outdoor activity when it’s safe and comfortable to do so. Parks and trails are a significant city asset that can influence a person’s choice about where they live.
There are over 866 acres of park land, 26 miles of trail and pathways, 17 recreational fields, 13 different lodges, gazebos, retreat and interpretive centers used by residents. Paved trails connect residential neighborhoods with Historic Downtown and businesses along the way.
The Park Ranger is instrumental towards achieving the City’s vision of creating a “hometown” atmosphere by ensuring quality services, facilities and leisure experiences are accessible, safe and enjoyable to the public.