The Parks Groundskeeper is responsible for the year-'round maintenance of all city parks and landscaping of city facilities, maintenance of city rights-of-way, street trees, and open spaces.
The Groundskeeper supervises and trains summer help to assist in duties. This includes seasonal planting, mowing, pruning, irrigation, disease and pest control, general grounds keeping, and small construction projects to provide clean, safe, and accessible facilities.
Ryan Watkins started work with the city in 2003. He is the father of three children and lives in Aberdeen, WA. His main responsibility is Parks and City beautification. He is in charge of caring for the beautiful flower baskets, and parks.