10100 W Grady Ave.P.O. Box 245
Maize, KS 67101
purpose of the Park and Tree Board is to improve the quality of life and
community livability throughout Maize by providing healthy recreational
opportunities for people of all ages through the use of parks. The Board
works to promote planting trees appropriate for the Kansas landscape and
climate and to educate citizens on proper tree care. The Board also works
with the City Council and staff to develop, maintain, and implement a
System Master Plan appropriate for the City of Maize.
Park and Tree Board meetings are held the
Second Tuesday of the month at Maize City Hall, 10100 Grady Ave.
at 5:30 p.m.
The Mayor appoints members with the approval of the
governing body at the first regular meeting in May of each year. Members are
appointed for three-year terms. The Board consists of five members who
reside within the City limits and two "at large" members who reside within
the authorized zone of influence of the City of Maize.
Maize was named a 2017 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day
Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest
Maize achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the
program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree
care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least
$2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
"Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in
a community first hand," said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor
Day Foundation. "Additionally, recognition brings residents
together and creates a sense of community pride, whether it's
through volunteer engagement or public education."
Trees provide multiple benefits to a community when properly
planted and maintained. They help to improve the visual appeal
of a neighborhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling
costs, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitat, among
many other benefits.
More information on the program is available at arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.
Through the integration of its population into every aspect of quality education, civic improvements, community appearance, commerce and recreation, Maize shall preserve its small town atmosphere and become the best small city in Kansas.
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