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Contact Information
Ben Waldrip
Superintendent of Grounds

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


1 Franey Rd.
Somerville, MA 02145
United States

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The DPW - Grounds Division keeps the City of Somerville looking its best. The Division’s responsibilities include:   

  • Trash and recycling removal in parks and playgrounds
  • Ensuring ADA compliance in parks and playgrounds
  • Events staging
  • General landscaping and groundskeeping
  • Maintenance and repairs to play structures
  • Individualized maintenance plans for each park, playground, and greenspace
  • Maintaining 11 acres of athletic fields, including natural and artificial turf playing surfaces
  • Poured-in-place rubber surface in parks and playgrounds
  • Maintaining dog parks
  • Maintaining the Community Path
  • Tree treatment, care, removals, and trimming
  • Seasonal and ornamental plantings in traffic islands, parks, squares, etc., incorporating native species and native pollinator plants

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