Parks and Forestry

The Parks & Forestry Division is responsible for maintenance of the following: over 23,000 street trees (exclusive of park and boulevard trees), 50 park sites of over 310 acres, 8 boulevards of over 28 acres, 43 traffic islands, Royal Oak Cemetery, grounds adjacent to several City buildings, and some green spaces adjacent to City parking lots. In addition, the division regularly maintains baseball/softball fields, soccer fields, football fields, and sand volleyball courts, during their respective seasons.

This division installs and maintains all park playground equipment, fences and backstops, as well as designating and implementing park development projects along with the Recreation Department.

In the area of community promotion, the Parks & Forestry division is responsible for the installation and removal of street banners and setup for special events.

In the area of snow removal, the Parks & Forestry division is responsible for all City parking lots and sidewalks in the downtown area, those adjacent to parks and public buildings and street plowing during major snow storms.

Parks & Forestry surveys the City for trees with Dutch Elms disease, controls noxious weeds, and cleans private lots for Code Enforcement.

Parks & Forestry is on a continuous cycle of tree trimming, grass cutting and maintenance of city grounds.

Tree Planting Program

For more than 30 years, Royal Oak has provided a tree planting program for residents. The objective is to replace trees that are lost over time to disease and other factors. The program allows residents to purchase from a variety of trees through the city's Department of Public Service once a year at prices lower than area nurseries.

Please call the Department of Public Service at (248) 246-3300 before the end of January to have a flyer sent. Trees purchased for the City easement will be planted by a contractor. Trees purchased for private property will be delivered but not planted. There is a 2 tree purchase limit and trees are not guaranteed.

Its commitment to tree planting and preservation has earned the City of Royal Oak the National Arbor Day Foundation distinction of "Tree City USA" every year since 1976.


Listing of City Parks


Royal Oak Public Service Dept.: 248-246-3300 (M-F, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM)

Address: 1600 N Campbell Rd




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