It’s hard to believe that the end of summer is only a week away, but it’s true. We will likely still have some hot days ahead, but the time to get ready for everything that the fall season will bring us is here. Soon we will be getting out our leaf rakes and stocking up on lawn and leaf bags.  

This is also the time of the year that parks in the City of Pittsfield begin to prepare for the fall season, and the Office of Pittsfield Mayor, Linda Tyer made it official today by announcing that some of the city's parks are looking towards the coming fall.  

As the fall season rapidly approaches, the City of Pittsfield’s Building Maintenance Department has begun the annual process of winterization at selected parks throughout the city. According to the Mayor’s office, this process includes both water and power shut-off at park facilities, which also includes bathrooms and water sprinklers, through the fall and winter seasons.  

Some of the city’s parks will hold off another month or so. Parks that currently have athletic programs underway will wait to start the winterization process until November.  

As of Monday, Sept. 20th, facilities will be closed at Rotary Park on Springside Avenue, Clapp Park on West Housatonic Street, The Common off of First Street, Burbank Park on Onota Lake, Controy Pavilion on Lakeway Drive, and at Wild Acres off of South Mountain Road. 

For more information about the winterization process at city park facilities, you can contact Building Maintenance at 413-499-9476.