Parks & Recreation
Anderson Parks Department
Anderson Parks and Recreation boasts an array of facilities with something for everyone. Whether you enjoy a quiet stroll in an unspoiled natural area or prefer the adventure of a skate park, Anderson offers something for you. Park land has been set aside for sports, recreation, leisure, and reflection. Anderson Parks and Recreation has a facility for every need, located throughout the City. Explore all the ways parks connect people to nature!
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Gift Tree Program
Trees make beautiful gifts for any occasion. Purchase a tree to commemorate a birth, a marriage, or the impact a loved on has made on your life. Give a tree to honor your memories of your children playing in a park. Give the comfort of hope in the future to a person who has lost a loved one. Inscribe your tree’s stone with the words of your choice; consider planning a dedication ceremony to accompany your gift. All Gift Trees will be planted throughout the Anderson Parks system. Your Gift Tree will not only commemorate something special to you and the recipient, it will also keep our city shaded, protected, and beautiful far into the future!
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The Urban Forestry Program consists of people dedicated to serving the citizens of Anderson and providing the means to a healthy urban forest. The program is headed by a seven member tree commission and an Urban Forester/ Landscape Architect. Their mission is to promote and improve the condition of Anderson’s urban forest through public education concerning proper maintenance, increasing the current population, maintaining all existing trees, and eliminating any hazardous situations.