Parks & Recreation Environmental Stewardship
Each year we strive to make Boulder a greener, better place to live and play. This includes finding ways to make all our parks and facilities more environmentally sustainable.
Vehicles, equipment and alternative transportation
Parks and Recreation staff reduced overall Vehicle Miles Traveled by more effectively planning out their work days, using bicycles in certain locations, and teaming up with other staff when possible. The department has also reached city's goal of purchasing 90 percent new vehicles that are fueled with alternative fuels.
All small landscape equipment purchased is the lowest emission and low energy use equipment. Parks staff uses Stilhl 4-MIX equipment that has new technology that has all of the power/benefits of a 2 cycle engine except it uses 4 cycle technology and therefore produces fewer emissions.
The Park Operations Fleet and Equipment Shop follows strict best management practices, including recycling all used oil and reusing or recycling any metal parts. The Parks Fleet and Equipment Maintenance Shop and all other satellite shops are certified by the Boulder County Partners for a Clean Environment and follow strict stormwater pollution prevention practices.
Alternative transportation to parks and recreation facilities
Each of the three recreation centers are located in neighborhoods where many residents can walk to a recreation center. Additionally, each center is on a RTD bus routes and can be accessed by bike trails. Most parks are accessible by bus and bicycle as well.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 06:35