Grounds Department

  • The Grounds Department is responsible for the upkeep of all the outdoor facilities in School District U-46 including landscaping, athletic fields, asphalt and concrete maintenance and repairs, fencing, playground sets, snow and ice management, infrastructure, etc.

    The Department is staffed by 21 full-time employees, two of those employees are full-time mechanics that maintain the Plant Operations fleet of more than 65 vehicles, 20 trailers and a large assortment of tractors, implements and equipment.

    The athletic seasons include preparing nearly 500 softball and baseball fields per season, marking over 30 football and soccer fields every week in season and working more than 100 events at the stadiums each year, as well as maintaining the stadiums and artificial turf at one of the sites.