Grass neat & tidy

No unmown areas, grass scalping, clippings on hard surfaces or in gardens, length of grass appropriate for how the grass area is used; No missed edging, No long grass under or around bollards or post & rail fences or other park assets; No grass overgrowing hard surface edges by more than 100mm; chemical edging neat and even (<100mm wide); no grass edges taller than 100mm sprayed); No large bare or wear areas; No cut litter; No buildup of old loose litter

Shrub Gardens neat & tidy

No weeds; vegetation doesn't encroach paths or furniture; mulch contained inside gardens; plants healthy (no pest & disease or water stress); no climbing plants on trees; No buildup of old loose litter

Roses well maintained

Plants healthy (no pest & disease or water stress); Small number of deadheads in flowering display; No weeds; No chemical weed control; mulch contained inside gardens; No buildup of old loose litter

Annuals well maintained

Plants flowering freely (unless just planted); Plants healthy (no pest & disease or water stress); Small number of deadheads in flowering display; no gaps in the display; No weeds; Soil between plants evenly raked; Bed edges neatly cut - no band of long grass next to edge. No gaps in display; No buildup of old loose litter

Hedges neat & tidy

Vegetation doesn't encroach paths or furniture; Hedges trimmed evenly with a nice shape; not cut back too hard; plants healthy (no pest & disease or water stress); No weeds at base of hedge

Trees well maintained & safe

No epicormic growth; Tree branches or vegetation doesn't compromise full use of the park; no hanging broken branches; no fallen branches; no trees needing staking or have stakes without ties or missing stakes; Trees healthy (no pest & disease or water stress)

Paths clean & safe

Clean (no buildup of mulch or leaf litter); No weeds; No damaged surfaces or trip hazards; Safe (or cordoned off if damaged or unsafe); No buildup of old loose litter

Furniture (seats, drinking fountains, bbqs; picnic tables etc) clean & fully usable

Clean; safe and not damaged (or cordoned off if damaged or unsafe); can be used or work as designed; no unauthorised attachments; no graffiti; No buildup of old loose litter

Art n Monuments (monuments, sculptures, plaques etc) clean & undamaged

Clean; safe and not damaged (or cordoned off if damaged or unsafe); no unauthorised attachments; no graffiti; adjacent hard surfaces clean; no long grass adjacent

Minor structures clean & safe

Clean; safe and not damaged (or cordoned off if damaged or unsafe); work as designed; no unauthorised attachments; no graffiti

Water Features clean & working as designed

Clean (inside and outside); water clear; not damaged; safe; pumps & fountains work as designed (draining freely, correct water levels)

Bins & Dog Bag Dispensers clean, not overflowing

Not overflowing; no rubbish within 10m of bin; clean; contains liner & bag; safe and secure; dog bag dispensers have bags

Playgrounds, Splashpads & Adult Fitness Equipment clean, safe & fully usable

Equipment clean; safe (no splits or snags, unathourised attachments, entrapment risk, corrosion) and not damaged (or cordoned off if damaged or unsafe); can be used or works as designed (no squeaking); softfall depth safe; soft fall evenly spread under equipment; softfall contained inside playground area; no weeds; no chemical weed control in softfall or near the playground; Artificial surfaces clean; Artificial surfaces not damaged (or cordoned off if damaged or unsafe); No graffiti; No buildup of old loose litter

Goal Posts

Clean, Safe (fittings secure)

Toilets

Exterior of building clean (no cobwebs, dirty walls, windows or doors, soffits); No buildup of litter or debris on building surrounds; Interior of toilet (walls, ceilings, fittings, windows, floors mirrors, ledges, basins, toilets) clean (cobwebs, dirt, litter); Surfaces dry after cleaning; Consumables present & stocking levels OK; Consumables inside dispensers; All lights working; No graffiti

Litter & debris

No buildup of presence of old loose litter; no cut litter from mowing; no dumped rubbish; no buildup of organic material on hard surfaces; no loose litter

Contractor damage

No damage to HDC assets as a result of contract activities (including damage to trees & turf from mowing)

Maintenance Projects

Are there any minor maintenance projects that would improve the presentation or visitor experience? Tree mulching, repair worn grass areas; weed spray grass areas; infill planting; hard surface repairs; furniture, fence & structure painting; hard surface cleaning, furniture repairs etc

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.