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Responsibilities of the Department include the maintenance and improvements to city parks and the cemetery, coordination of the recreation program and concession operations at the outdoor facilities. The City elevated the park maintenance functions and recreation program to Department status in 1982. Today, the parks department maintains six lighted ballfields and nine total athletic fields. The department is also in charge of maintaining the Skateboard Park; 6 tennis courts; 16 basketball courts; 4 soccer/football fields; 2 sand volleyball courts; 19 playgrounds, a standing locomotive and passenger car and 7.75 miles of trails. The department also operates a concession stand, 12 restrooms, five pavilions, batting cages (five interchangeable pitching machines in the batting cages), and two maintenance sheds.