The Grounds Division is responsible for the maintenance of 130 acres of athletic fields, parks, school grounds, and historic sites. The Grounds Division also maintains five playgrounds, 10 hard courts, and bike paths. These areas are utilized by Town residents, the School Department, the Recreation Department, and various other Town and volunteer-sponsored programs. The Division's responsibilities for these areas include turf maintenance, landscape maintenance, trash collection, as well as site amenity maintenance.
The Grounds Division maintains all public trees along the Town's roadways and publicly owned areas to sustain an aesthetic environment while protecting the community from any hazardous situations. Tree planting is an integral part of this process. Another primary function of this division is to maintain the operations at the Shawsheen Cemetery and the Old Burial Ground by performing interments and maintaining 21 acres of grounds within the Shawsheen Cemetery.
For emergencies (Nights, Weekends, Holidays), contact the Bedford Police Department at 781-275-1212