Parks & Recreation
About the Department
The Parks and Recreation Department promotes the protection and preservation of environmentally sensitive areas for public enjoyment and education. The department maintains, secures and manages parks and open spaces in a manner that encourages their appropriate use.
Additional responsibilities of the department include:
- Citizen communication and engagement
- Facility management- Westlake Academy
- Municipal administration
- Plan review
Westlake Trails Map & Guide
Have you been out on our trails lately? Westlake has more than 10 miles of public/private connected trails for you to enjoy and staff is pleased to announce that we now have a map to show you where the trails are located.
The Westlake Trails Map & Guide includes a color-coded legend that shows four trails: Dove-Davis, Solana, Granada and Glenwyck and identifies the locations of trailheads with parking, pedestrian underpasses, shade structures, drinking fountains, and those historical markers located along the trails. We hope you enjoy exploring our community's oasis of natural beauty and miles of scenic trails. Now let's all get out and walk Westlake!
Planting for the Future
Tree City USA Award Recipient
Westlake has been granted the honor and privilege of being consecutively named a Tree City USA community for the past 17 years and has received the Tree City USA Growth Award three times.
What is Tree City USA?
The Tree City USA program has been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976. it is a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees.
How do communities reach Tree City USA status?
Communities have to meet four core standards of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.