Park Fertilizer Treatment
City parklands are fertilized annually to support and maintain a healthy and safe playing surface for sports and recreational activities including soccer and baseball. The fertilizer used contains no phosphorus and has not contained phosphorus since the inception of this park maintenance program. The applications are performed by local, licensed companies in a manner that supports the City's stormwater management plans for pollution prevention. The elimination of phosphorus and the application protocols are followed to support the reduction of possible algal blooms in Lake Erie.
Residents are reminded to observe the signage that is posted after each application. This application timetable is followed to have the least impact on scheduled activities in the parks over the summer season. Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are available from the Department of Public Service for further information about the fertilizer used.
Click here for the 2021 Park Fertilizer Treatment Schedule (Weather Permitting).