Parks and Open Space crews use about 220 mowers to mow boulevards, athletic fields, parks and other city owned green spaces.
In total 2,275 hectares are mowed on a rotating basis with mowing cycles ranging from an average of 10 to 14 days, which equates to about eight to twelve mowing cycles during a season. For reference, one hectare is approximately the same size as a CFL football field.
Grass growth in Winnipeg usually begins mid-May and continues until mid-October. How quickly the grass grows is determined by the weather such as amount of rainfall and heat. Depending on the extent of the grass growth crews sometimes work weekends as required.
When dandelions emerge in Winnipeg they are cut down as part of the mowing program. Dandelions typically emerge for three to four weeks before going to seed.
Please use caution and stay back to stay safe when in the vicinity of mowing crews.