Grounds Division

Grounds Mission Statement

The Grounds Division is responsible for the maintenance for 130 acres of athletic fields, parks, school grounds and historic sites. The Grounds Division also maintains five playgrounds, 10 hard courts and the bike paths. These areas are utilized by Town residents, the School Department, the Recreation Department and various other Town and volunteer-sponsored programs. The Division’s responsibilities for these areas include turf maintenance, landscape maintenance, trash collection, as well as site amenity maintenance.

The Grounds Division maintains all public trees along the Town’s roadways and publicly owned areas to sustain an aesthetic environment while protecting the community from any hazardous situations. Tree planting is an integral part of this process.  Another primary function of this division is to maintain the operations at the Shawsheen Cemetery and the Old Burial Ground by performing interments, and maintaining 21 acres of grounds within the Shawsheen Cemetery.

Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Emergency: (Nights, Weekends, Holidays), contact the Bedford Police Department (781) 275-1212
Quick Links 
Proposed Tree RemovalArchive Trees Removed
Public Tree HearingUSDA How to Recognize Hazardous Tree Defects
Bedford Arbor Resource CommitteeMass Highway Project Development Chapter 13
Thinking of Planting a Tree? Massachusetts Tree Warden and Foresters Association users Guide
Winter Moth InformationTree Assessments
For your information 

Staff Contact

Name TitlePhone
Dennis Freeman Grounds  Operations Manager781-275-7605