The Parks Unit is in charge of the landscape maintenance and development of the City's open spaces. This responsibility includes thirteen parks, all the civic facilities, the Spur Trail, the medians and other urban landscaping, the Downtown and commercial areas, and thousands of trees throughout the community. The Parks Unit works with Public Works during emergencies to meet the needs of the City of Millbrae. The Parks Unit works with citizens to determine and condition of trees on private property and issues permits for trimming, removal, and replacement (PDF). The Unit coordinates with the Recreation Unit in staging community events.