Denver Parks and Recreation is seeking a Park Horticulturist in our Northwest Park district. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for anyone with a passion for creating beautiful landscapes and natural areas for the citizens of Denver.

Park Horticulturists perform restoration, cultivation, care, and management within a variety of natural and traditional park landscapes and gardens. This position will support Denver’s Northwest Park district, which includes a high percentage of natural areas and native landscapes such as perennial and annual gardens, ornamental grasses, shrubs, turf management, and open spaces. This position will provide much focus to these areas but will also focus on many of the traditional park landscapes. This position will typically work Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. with occasional weekend shifts. To see a map of the Northwest Park Operations District please click here.

Tagged as: Full Time


Experience with native and open space management

Annual and perennial design and maintenance experience

Knowledge of a wide range of flower and shrub varieties

Experience performing lead work or guiding others

An eye for creativity and innovation

Strong collaboration and communication skills

The ability to take direction and work independently

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

Licensures/Certification(s): Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application. Requires Certification in Pesticide Application by the State of Colorado by completion of probationary period. Licenses and certifications must be kept current

Preferred Skills:

Perform cultivation, restoration, management, and general maintenance of flower gardens, lawns, shrubs, trees, ground covers, natural areas, and wildlife habitats

Work outdoors alongside other team members and use leadership skills to guide less seasoned workers to implement best practices in horticulture

Prepare working sketches of flower beds or water conserving landscapes

Prepare, fertilize, amend, or condition soils for different types of plants or plant communities

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