Lexington, Massachusetts
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Christopher Filadoro,
Public Grounds Superintendent, Tree Warden
Samuel Hadley Public Services Building
201 Bedford Street
Lexington, MA 02420


Hours: Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 3:30p.m.
Phone: 781-274-8355
Fax: 781-274-8385
Street Light Outage:

Emergency Only:

(Please use when office is closed. This line is answered by Police dispatcher)

Westview Cemetery
Dennis Mazonne, Cemetery Foreman
Jennifer Liu-Beyer, Cemetery Clerk
Postal Address: Westview Cemetery, 520 Bedford St., Lexington, MA 02420
(at Bedford Town line)

Hours: Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Phone: 781-861-2718
Fax: 781-860-7006


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Current Events & Additional Information:

Tree Planting Program

Winter Moth Information:  (updated 1/21/15)

Lexington is named Tree City for 20th year by Arbor Day Foundation

Cemetery Rates, Fees & Regulations

Tree Management Manual  

Public Grounds

Description of Services

The Public Grounds Division includes the Park, Forestry and Cemetery subdivisions:

Park Division:

  • Maintains approximately 630 acres of town land.
  • Maintains athletic fields, hard courts, historic sites, playgrounds, the pool and reservoir complexes, the bike path, public grounds areas, and conservation areas.
  • Responsibilities include mowing, turf maintenance, landscape maintenance, trash pickup, site amenity maintenance, building maintenance, athletic field maintenance, playground maintenance, pool maintenance, equipment maintenance and athletic equipment maintenance.
  • Assists with Town special events including Patriot's Day and parades.
  • Assists with snow clearing operations. 

Forestry Division: 


  • Maintains approximately 15,000 street trees and numerous trees on public grounds, historic sites, conservation areas, and park areas.
  • Responsibilities include tree removal, tree pruning, tree planting, and general tree care maintenance.  Works with the Tree Committee to identify locations for new trees.
  • Enforces the Town's Tree Bylaw.
  • Inspects trees for hazards and for determination of ownership.
  • Assists with Town special events.
  • Performs streetlight inspection and maintenance.
  • Assists with snow clearing operations.

Cemetery Division:

  • Responsible for the maintenance and administration of four cemeteries (Westview, Munroe, Ye Old Burial Ground, and Robbins) totaling approximately 31 acres. 
  • Responsible for the sale of graves, record keeping, burials and stone installations.
  • Responsible for mowing, turf maintenance, equipment maintenance, landscape maintenance and building maintenance.
  • Assists with snow clearing operations.

Street Lights:

  • A Call Center at the DPW operations receives requests 24 hours a day. The phone number is (781) 274-8388. Calls are inspected and repaired in the order in which they are received by date and/or whether or not the call is emergency in nature.
  • The Forestry Division Staff performs the initial inspection and then repairs bulbs and sensors. The average time to inspect an outage once it is called into the Call Center is 2-3 weeks.
  • A publicly-bid licensed electrical contractor repairs all other electrical and structural problems. The contractor response time is an additional 2-3 weeks after the inspection by Town Staff.

Goals and Objectives:

  • Invest in the infrastructure of athletic fields to improve the quality of each facility while reducing scheduled maintenance costs.
  • Maintain the landscapes at each of the Town's park and recreational facilities to provide a consistent appearance without visible signs of deterioration.
  • Prevent vandalism from detracting from the quality of maintenance and facility appearance.
  • Ensure the Public Grounds maintenance agenda accurately reflects the needs of its customers.
  • Reduce the liability of the Town by identifying and significantly reducing any existing hazardous public shade tree that could threaten the public and/or private property, pedestrians and vehicular traffic.
  • Resolve resident and interdepartmental tree requests in a timely fashion.
  • Increase the health of the community's forest resource through proper maintenance practices that promote the establishment of new plantings and the longevity and value of existing mature trees.
  • Promote and support education/community outreach, citizen committees and volunteers.
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