The Parks department is responsible for maintaining over 500 acres of town owned property that include 22 acres of mixed athletic fields, 3 little league fields, a baseball and a softball field. The department takes care of the Library, Monuments, Cumberland Commons, Twin Brooks, Rines Forest, Town Office, Drowne Rd and the Fire Stations. The staff consists of a foreman, one full time seasonal employee, and full time shared position between the Parks and Public Works Department.
The Parks Department maintains the Town’s five Parks: Broad Cove Reserve, Twin Brook Recreation Area, The Town Forest, Rines Forest and Knight’s Pond with combined trails that extend over 10 miles. The Department also maintains the grounds at the Prince Memorial Library, Town Monuments, Cumberland Commons, and West Cumberland Recreation fields, Town Hall, Drowne Road Fields and the Fire Stations. The Parks Department keeps over 22 acres of mixed athletic fields, baseball and softball fields, and soccer fields in excellent shape all season long. All athletic fields at Twin Brook and the West Cumberland facility are mowed 3 times a week during the growing season. This combined with the over 60 acres of park area means our large 12-foot mowers can be seen operating almost daily around Town. In the winter months, the staff will groom many of the Twin Brook trails for cross country skiing.