The Glendale Park Board is a six-member, Mayor-appointed board that advises council on park and street tree matters. The Park Board, along with generous volunteer help, plans and maintains the trees, shrubs and flowerbeds in the parks. A village ordinance protects public street and park trees and allows the Park Board to guide the citizens in proper tree care. Urban forest activities historically have included street tree planting, emergency removal and pruning. New programs include young tree maintenance, special planting projects, and installation of a demonstration windbreak/wildlife habitat. The Mayor, the Village Forester (Administrator) and Service Director attend the six (6) annual Glendale Park Board meetings to interact and implement the Board’s recommendations.
The members of the Glendale Park Board are Chair Joseph Hubbard, Peter Cassinelli, Craig Simonson, Bob Carey, Jody Skowronek, and Joe Moravec.
The Village helps manage urban forests by providing spring and fall leaf collection and shredding and year-round brush chipping.
The National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Glendale as a Tree City, USA for 24 years. In addition, Glendale has received nine Tree City USA Growth Awards. The Park Board is an official agency of the Village and depends on grants and private donations.
The Glendale Park Board meets a minimum of 6 times annually.