Job Posting: Parks and Grounds Maintenance Worker

Full-Time Parks and Grounds Maintenance Position with benefits

40 Hours per Week, CDL required within 6 months of hire date

Applications and job descriptions can be picked up at the Richland Center Clerk’s office at 450 S. Main from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday, or they are available on the city web page at

Completed application forms and resumes may be sent to the above address or e-mailed to by 4:00 p.m. on January 14, 2022

Questions about the job may be directed to David Fry at 608-604-0398

City of Richland Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Provider, and Lender

City Of Richland Center, Department of Parks and Grounds

Job Description

Title: Parks & Grounds Maintenance Worker

 Reports To: Parks & Grounds Supervisor

 General Nature of Position:

Performs a variety of tasks in the maintenance of all City owned buildings and maintenance of City Parks & Grounds under the jurisdiction of the Parks & Grounds Department.  Responsible for the use and maintenance of Park & Grounds equipment.

Description of Duties:

  • Mows City parks and grounds with tractors or lawnmowers.
  • Prunes trees and shrubs with hand or power equipment.
  • Trims around stones, markers, fences, etc. with gas powered equipment.
  • Removes debris and garbage.
  • Prepares grave sites in the cemetery.
  • Digs graves to specified depth and size.
  • Waters and cares for grass, flowerbeds, urns, etc.
  • Moves headstones when required.
  • General work for ice skating rink.
  • General work for ball fields, and ball courts.
  • General work for outdoor pool.
  • General maintenance and painting on city buildings.
  • Does all required / related custodial work for all City buildings under the jurisdiction of the Parks and Grounds. Ex. Mops, sweeps, cleans, empty trash, washing windows, etc.
  • Performs carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work as needed.
  • Attends meetings, workshops, and seminars as needed.
  • Completes any related work as required by the Parks & Grounds Supervisor.
  • This job description may be subject to amendment by the Personnel / Insurance Committee from time to time as needed.
  • Weekend work will be required as needed.

Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of swimming pool operations and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of methods, techniques, and equipment used in grounds and facility maintenance.
  • Ability to operate parks and grounds equipment and machinery including mowers, backhoe, skid steer, and other tools.
  • Knowledge in maintenance of outdoor ice skating rink.
  • Knowledge of cemetery operations.
  • Knowledge of airport operations.
  • Knowledge of forestry, horticulture, and landscaping skills and practices.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with supervisors and co-workers.
  • Ability to communicate and understand effectively through oral skills.
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean record for the past 3 years, and CDL endorsement after 6 months of hire date.
  • Common electrical skills.
  • Common carpentry skills.


A high school degree is necessary.  College level courses in the areas of parks, horticulture, landscaping, or forestry is desirable.  Experience working in parks and grounds maintenance (cemetery) is desired. Some mechanical knowledge and repair desirable.

Request for Bids- Rip Rap on the Pine River

The City of Richland Center is requesting sealed bids to RIP RAP a section along the Pine River underneath the west end of the Footbridge, on the east side of the river. This will consist of 260 feet, approximately 130 feet above and below.

Pine River West Footbridge Streambank Protection Plan 2021-2022

Location and specifications can also be picked up at City Hall, 450 S. Main St., Richland Center, WI


Contractor will be required to purchase, pick up and deliver rock to the site. Access will be from US-14W at approximately 700 W 6th St, near the crosswalk.

Any questions should be directed to David Fry at 608-604-0398.


Bids should be clearly marked as “Bid for Rip Rap of the Pine River” and are due no later than 3:00 p.m. on December 3rd, 2021 and should be mailed to the City Clerk at 450 S. Main Street, Richland Center, WI  53581 or emailed to


The City of Richland Center reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

The City is an equal opportunity employer, provider, and lender.

Dog Park Shelter Construction

We will be constructing a new shelter at the Dog Park today, October 20th, be prepared for possible temporary closures to make that happen and keep your pups safe.


Park Updates

All Parks WATER will be shut down as of today, October 19th, including drinking fountains and Eunice Keepers bathrooms.

There are still Port-a-Potties available for your convenience, as well as the Dr. Kilian Meyer bathrooms.

The WATER at the Dog Park will be shut down this Friday, October 22.

We will be constructing a new shelter at the Dog Park this week sometime, be prepared for possible temporary closures to make that happen and keep your pups safe.



Request for Bids for Dehumidifiers for the Brewer Public Library


The City of Richland Center is requesting bids for six Dehumidifiers to attach to six existing Bryant Plus95S – Model 355CAV, furnace units within the Brewer Public Library. This will consist of two furnaces per floor on three floors.  Each furnace covers 29,250 cubic feet.

Questions may be directed to Dave Fry at 608-604-0398 or Martha Bauer at 608-712-4147.

Bids should be returned to the City Clerk’s Office at 450 S. Main Street or emailed to no later than 2:00pm on October 15, 2021.

The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids. The City of Richland Center is an equal opportunity employer, provider, and lender.

Memorial Day Flags

Volunteers are requested this year to place flags for Veteran’s at the Richland Center and St. Mary’s Cemetery!

Anyone wishing to help can meet at the cemetery garage at 1300 N. Park Street, Thursday night, May 27th  at 5 pm.

Call Dave Fry at 604-0398 with any questions

WPRA 2020 Outstanding Facility Design and Renovation Award

Great news! The New Woodman Aquatic Center was nominated and was honored to receive the 2020 Outstanding Facility Design and Renovation Award from the Wisconsin Parks & Recreation Association. We are so proud to have this amazing facility in our community! Thank you to everyone who made this possible!

Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 6:30pm to honor the outstanding recipients of the 2020 WPRA Awards!

WPRA Virtual Award Ceremony
Thursday, February 11th – Starting at 6:30pm

On behalf of the WPRA, a sincere congratulations to all the recipients and nominees of the 2020 awards! Thank you for making your communities a safe and great place to live, work and play!

To join the virtual training, simply click:
Password: 384914



Request for Bids- Tables and Chairs

The City of Richland Center Parks and Grounds is selling tables and chairs and is accepting sealed bids for the following:
• 6 tables: 2.5ft W x 6ft L, steel legs with white Formica top
• 40 chairs: Black Fiberglass molded seats with steel legs

All items may be seen in the Parks Maintenance Shop – 1100 N Jefferson Street.
For questions, please contact Dave Fry at 608-604-0398.

Sealed bids are due by 1:00 p.m. January 13, 2021 to the City Clerk at 450 South Main Street, Richland Center, WI 53581. Bids may be emailed to

The City of Richland Center reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

COVID-19 Update from Mayor Coppernoll

June 25, 2020

Richland Center park shelters, and park play equipment, will re-open for public use July 1.

The Killian Meyer Building will also re-open July 1 – the Meyer Building, and the shelters, will have capacity limits – call 647-8108 for details.

Park bathrooms will open July 1, adult softball, and the youth rec program will also begin July 1. To sign up for adult activities, or to sign your child up for youth activities, please call 647-8108.

Bleachers will not be available this season, please bring chairs with you, and take them when you leave, thank you.

Park bathrooms, and the tables in the park shelters, will be sanitized once per day, early in the morning.

The Community Center, and the Senior Center, will remain closed until further notice.

The aquatic center will not open July 1, we’re awaiting an inspection by the state. At this point, the target date to open the aquatic center is July 4.

We will make an announcement regarding the opening of the aquatic center as soon as we have more details, there will be capacity restrictions in the aquatic center this season.

Signs will be posted in the parks, stating the threat of exposure to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 exists, that by entering the parks, you are taking responsibility for your own protection, and that children should be supervised.

For further information, call 647-8108.

-Mayor Todd Coppernoll

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