Parks & Forestry

About the Department


There is hereby established within the Municipal Government a Department of Parks and Forestry to be headed by a Superintendent of Parks and Forestry. The mayor shall appoint the Superintendent of Parks and Forestry, subject to confirmation by the Municipal Council for a term of 3 years from candidates recommended by the Board of Park Commissioners. The Superintendent of Parks and Forestry shall be a person especially fitted by education, training and experience to perform the duties of the office and shall receive such salary as the mayor and Municipal Council shall from time to time determine.

The Superintendent of Parks and Forestry, under the general supervision and control of the Mayor, shall administer the public parks and public zoo of the City of Attleboro and shall have the care and control of all public shade trees, shrubs and plantings in the City except those within a state highway. The Department also keeps public roadsides clear of brush and overgrowth as well as maintaining the tree farm.

The Superintendent of Parks and Forestry shall have all the powers and duties now or from time to time vested by General law or Special Act in Tree Wardens and Superintendents of Insect Pest Control.

The Board of Park Commissioners, under the general supervision and control of the Mayor, shall provide policy direction for the public parks and public zoo in the City of Attleboro. The Board of Park Commissioners may establish Rules and Regulations for the use of such public parks and zoo. The Board of park Commissioners shall have all the powers and duties now or from time to time vested by General Law or Special act in Boards of Park Commissioners.

Rules & Regulations


Public Parks are open dawn to dusk. View the park ordinances (PDF) for specific rules and regulations. These cover both the Park and Forestry and Recreation Departments in the City of Attleboro.