Facilities Management

Landscape and Grounds

Section 1

Grounds Crew

Unit Purpose:

  • Grounds and turf maintenance including litter removal, lawn and turf mowing and edging, leaf removal, and sidewalk sweeping
  • Irrigation system maintenance and repair
  • Landscape designs and installation, periodic maintenance such as mulching and fertilizing
  • Tree planting and trimming
  • Outdoor pest control

The UCI campus encompasses about 1,475 acres, in the center of which is Aldrich Park, a 19-acre botanical garden named for UCI's first chancellor, Dan Aldrich Jr. The park has more than 11,000 trees and shrubs. Over the years it has been the site of commencement ceremonies, inaugurations, weddings, concerts and picnics. The annual Wayzgoose Medieval Faire is held in the park in conjunction with UCI's annual open house, Celebrate UCI. Including the park, Facilities Management maintains close to 24,000 trees, countless shrubs and plants, acres of grass, tens of thousands of sprinkler heads, and miles and miles of irrigation pipe.  Did you know that UCI uses reclaimed water for irrigation on campus? This measurably reduces regional use of scarce potable or drinking water resources.

It makes our day to hear the campus community and our visitors comment on our beautiful campus and how "great the place looks."

Erosion Control and Landscape Management