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Cemeteries: Provides burial services and cemetery maintenance. -Web Page

Cultural Arts, Bureau of: Provides active recreational opportunities and cultural experiences in art and performance art for all ages and interest groups.  -Web Page

Parking Facilities, Division of: Monitors, maintains, and plans on and off-street parking. -Web Page

Park Maintenance and Properties, Division of: Oversees Parks, Cemeteries, Golf Courses, Urban Forestry, maintenance of vacant lots, Greenhouse and Task Force Program assignments. -Web Page

Public Auditorium & Conference Center: Offers exhibition space which can hold over 1,500 exhibits.  -Web Page

Recreation, Division of: Operates recreation centers, pools, playgrounds, ball fields, and golf courses. -Web Page

Rockefeller Park Greenhouse: Botanical garden which is open free to the public year-round.-Web Page

Special Events, Office of: Issues permits for public property use, works with Film Commission. -Web Page

Streets, Division of: Street resurfacing, repair, guardrail installation, snow and ice removal, and graffiti abatement. -Web Page

Traffic Engineering, Division of: Erects and maintains traffic control devices; prepares drawings, standards and specifications; and determines parking and the design/placement of pavement markings, traffic signs and traffic control devices. -Web Page

Urban Forestry: Provides a safe urban forest while striving to preserve its natural beauty. -Web Page

Waste Collection and Disposal, Division of: Collects waste from 155,000 homes, plus City buildings and public areas. It places dumpsters at neighborhood events and community functions and plays an active role in special cleanup programs. -Web Page

West Side Market: Grocery shopping in a historic landmark.  -Web Page

Internal Divisions

These sections do work directly with the public.

Motor Vehicle Maintenance, Division of: Responsible for the repair, maintenance and purchase of all city owned vehicles. -Web Page

Property Management, Division of: Responsible for the maintenance and utility servicing of all city owned or leased real property and buildings.  -Web Page

Department of Public Works
Michael E. Cox, Director
500 Lakeside Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

P: 216.664.2485
F: 216.664.4086
Relay Service: 711
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