Park maintenance isn't just a walk in the... well, you know where we're going with this.
|Elementary and Middle School||3rd Grade|
But these parks don't keep running by magic.
There isn't some slide you can rub that'll make a genie pop out and mow the lawn and
maintain all the sports equipment. [Genie mowing the lawn]
Luckily for us, and for exhausted genies everywhere, there are lots of people who do these jobs. [Genie faints and a park maintenance man takes over]
You might have a lot of fun at the splash park during the day…
…but once it closes down for the night, workers show up to clean the equipment so [Workers with a mop and other cleaning equipment]
that it's ready for the next day.
Plus, if they're ahead of schedule, they can take a few minutes to make sure the equipment's [One of the cleaners looking wet and unhappy]
We think they've earned it.
Plants are a big concern when it comes to keeping a park in working order.
Grass needs to be cut… [Woman on a sit on lawnmower]
…gardeners need to water, trim, and care for all of the plants growing in the gardens…
…and arborists need to trim the trees that are getting just a bit too tall. [Arborist up a tree looking scared]
After all, what fun is climbing a tree if it never ends?
Well…it is cheaper than renting a rocket ship…
Sports equipment also needs a lot of attention. [Unhappy woman looking at flat basketballs]
Whether that means replacing basketball hoops or repairing tennis nets, park employees are
hard at work keeping the sports equipment in our parks fun and safe.
Some of them are also hard at work trying to come up with the next super fun sports [Man sat at a desk coming up with ideas]
craze, but we think tennisbasketball still has some kinks that need to be worked out. [Man hitting a basketball with a tennis racket]
Last but not least, there's lots of stuff that needs to be cleaned up.
In fall, that means raking up fallen leaves…
…in winter shoveling and plowing all the snow… [Man clearing snow from the front of his house]
…and all year round, emptying out trash cans. [Rubbish being dumped]
Believe it or not, leaving huge piles of trash around a park isn't exactly the best idea.
Unless you're really into playing in big piles of trash…and for the sake of everyone around [Boy jumps into trash pile]
you, we really hope you're not.