Since 2013, the City of Westminster has been moving toward more sustainable park maintenance practices.

Turf Conversion

On a limited basis, Park Services is repurposing outlying, under-used portions of existing bluegrass areas and converting them to a drought tolerant, native seed mix that reduces water and maintenance needs. These areas are signed to inform the public of the department’s intention and to avoid the misunderstanding that the grass has inadvertently died. Staff estimates it will take two years to establish conversion areas to their full potential. These areas will be closely monitored for weed control and seed mix success. Scheduled over-seeding will also improve the overall look of the conversion areas. Westminster hopes to demonstrate acceptable bluegrass alternatives not only for the parks, but also for homeowners’ lawns and landscaping. You too can move toward sustainable practices.

Example of mowed and un-mowed: 

Park Maintenance