About Our Job

Denver Parks and Recreation is seeking a Park Horticulturist to perform restoration cultivation, care, and management in mostly traditional park landscapes/gardens, as well as some natural areas in Denver. This includes many parks that are considered high profile and highly valued by both citizens and visitors to downtown Denver. This position will work Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m., and will work some weekends to accommodate volunteer groups or respond to snow removal. This position will report to the Washington Park Maintenance shop at 820 S Humboldt St. in Denver. To see a map of the Southwest parks district, click here.

Tagged as: Full Time


DPR recognizes the importance of diversity in the representation of our organization to best serve our customers and community. To that end, DPR is committed to:

Examining department policies and processes that value diverse perspectives and eliminate barriers to inclusion

Identifying where inequities exist and implementing strategies to ensure equitable outcomes

Strengthening diversity in Parks and Recreation services by transforming policies to institutionalize equity

Required Skills:

Education: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET, or TASC Certificate

Experience: Three (3) years of experience in the cultivation and care of a wide variety of ornamental/native plants OR horticultural/ecological restoration

Preferred Skills:

Proficiency in caring for native plants, xeric landscapes, aquatic plants, ornamentals, and perennials

Experience with and knowledge of best practices in care of shrubs and turf grasses

Experience utilizing creativity to draw and implement garden designs

Experience coordinating with seasonal staff and/or volunteers to accomplish tasks/projects

Current Certification in Pesticide Application by the State of Colorado

About City and County of Denver

The secret is out: Denver is the nation's top place to live, work, and play. Being the best place to live isn't easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of both your organization and the city as a whole. Be a part of the city that you love. #WhereDenverWorks

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