Parks & Urban Forest
The Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining the city’s parks and keeping them attractive for residents and visitors.
Visit our Parks page to learn more about our City parks.
According to the U. S. Forest Service urban forests include the trees in our yards, parks, public spaces and along our streets in cities which we reside. And although city landscapes aren't thought of as forests, trees provide similar benefits as forests, such as providing cleaner air and water. In addition to environmental benefits, trees can increase property values, reduce home energy costs, block UV radiation, buffer wind and noise, provide shade and most important for the City of St. Augustine, beautify our neighborhoods.
Trees improve the quality of life of cities by contributing not only to the aesthetic beauty but also environmental benefits. Learn more about the best use of trees, types, and planting instructions with our Right Tree Right Place poster.