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Urban Forestry
The urban forest in Germantown includes all of the trees in the right-of-way, medians, in parks and on municipal, commercial and residential properties. The urban forest requires a commitment and ongoing support from city officials, the Tree Board, a well-trained staff and residents. The Tree Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Germantown Parks and Recreation office, located at 2276 West Street. Learn more about Germantown's Urban Forest.

Park Rangers

Safe and secure parks and facilities are a priority in Germantown. Park rangers patrol every park. If help is needed, you have a question or just want to converse about trees, wildlife or native plants, look for a uniformed ranger in a marked City vehicle. Park ranger offices are located at Germantown Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Jerry Gee at or George Nixon at or call (901) 757-7375.

Park Maintenance

Maintenance of all parks and outdoor facilities, including sports fields, is provided by the Public Works Department Gounds and Facilities Division. To report any maintenance needs or safety concerns, contact Jamie White at (901) 751-7681 or

Buildings, including park restrooms, are serviced by the General Services Department. To report maintenance needs, repairs or safety concerns, contact Reynold Douglas at (901) 757-7235 or Questions, comments and concerns may also be reported and tracked using the Customer Service Center.

Speakers Bureau

Germantown Parks and Recreation Commission and department staff are available to speak to clubs, civic organizations, neighborhood associations and other group meetings. Topics include current park planning, programs and services, environmental programs and projects, green initiatives, volunteer opportunities and other topics related to parks and recreation, as requested. For more information or to request a speaker, contact Pam Beasley at or (901) 757-7375.