The Facilities Services grounds and landscape staff are highly-skilled individuals that include grounds workers, light equipment operators, gardening specialists, and irrigation specialists. They maintain approximately 170 acres of landscaped grounds with safety, hygiene, and aesthetics as its objectives.
Planned routine grounds and landscape care and maintenance responsibilities include manicuring of turf and athletic fields, Alumni Courtyard; perennial, annual, and remedial flower planting; maintenance of shrubs, trees, roads, parking lots and walkways; irrigation system maintenance; landscape pest control; and exterior trash collection disposal.
This unit also manages pest control, litter disposal, flood control, and the maintenance of firebreaks, as well as providing guidance to contractors. Assistance is provided during public works construction and expansion projects by capping of irrigation lines, removal and restoration of plantings, and the return of the grounds to their original state upon the completion of those projects. General landscape design and consultation for special campus events is also available.
In the interest of protecting the sometimes fragile plant life, as well as the other physical surroundings, no connections, bolts, nails or other objects may be attached to any tree on campus. Similarly, no modifications to existing landscape or irrigation systems may be made, and no plant materials may be removed or changed without prior approval. Questions may be directed to the manager of grounds and landscape services at (310) 243-2142.
If assistance is required in the following areas, please call the Work Control Center at (310) 243-3587 for further information regarding the following topics:
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday - Friday
Location: Physical Plant (Map to Building 80) [PDF]
Phone: (310) 243-3804
Fax: (310) 516-4070
Associate Director, Physical Plant