Street & Landscape

Public Works is responsible for the maintenance of over 34 miles of road, 4 parks, Indian Garden and Swan Pond, and over 60 islands, triangles, and commons. Public land represents nearly 40% of all the land within the village boundaries.


Management of these services is handled by the Director or delegated to his assistant or the Village Forester. Execution of these services is handled by two Maintenance Workers, five-six seasonal employees, and the Village Forester.

Street Improvement

Of the 34 miles the village maintains, 30.9 miles of street is owned by the Village. Each year Public Works manages contracts to improve and upgrade the Village's road system. The following pages provide information and updates on the Village's two routine street contracts:
  • Crack Sealing
  • Street Improvement Program

Landscaping Standard

The Village of Riverside is unique in that it was designed by the father of landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted. The Department works with the Landscape Advisory Committee (LAC) and is committed to keeping public lands and parkways well-maintained while preserving the integrity of Olmsted's design.

In order to maintain that standard, any hardscape, landscape or planting in parkways requires a permit from Public Works and review by the LAC. For a permit or more details and information on parkway planting or landscaping within the Village, read the Department Policy and Permits articles.

Joint Utility Locating and Information for Excavators

Remember any excavation by state law requires a call to Joint Utility Locating and Information for Excavators (JULIE) at 800-892-0123 to mark for underground utilities. For more information visit the Joint Utility Locating and Information for Excavators page.