Grounds

The Grounds Department in Facilities Services has the responsibility for providing a campus that is safe, pleasant, and supportive of academic pursuits.

We do this by placing tables and benches, constructing sidewalks, building bike racks, picking up litter, mowing lawns, repairing roads, maintaining parking lots, pruning shrubs, trimming trees, and taking care of Lake Alice, as well as by providing irrigation and landscaping.

If you would like further information about us, please contact us at (352) 392-1148.

Construction

Designs and build brick seat walls, patios, and sidewalks.

Equipment Maintenance

Maintains and repairs all of the tools and machinery used to landscape the campus.

Grounds Maintenance

Mowing, edging, weed-eating, fertilizing, pulling weeds, and litter collection are all elements of our Grounds Maintenance program.

Heavy Equipment

Currently, there are two backhoes, a front-end loader, a Gradall excavator, trencher, roller compactor, utility tractor, skid steer loader and five dump body trucks; which allow the Grounds Department to accomplish the many tasks that they encounter.

Irrigation

Responsible for the maintenance, repair and installation of irrigation systems on the University of Florida main campus as well as surrounding facilities.

Landscaping

Grounds Department strives to enhance new and existing structures through landscaping with the use of native plants and non-native species when appropriate.

Street Sweeping

The Grounds Department is responsible for the upkeep of over eleven miles of streets on campus as well as numerous parking lots and service drives.

Tree Care

The Grounds Department at UF is responsible for the health and safety of all trees on campus.