Specifications and Guidelines

Please see the documents listed below for the Parks Division specifications and guidelines

Approved Landscape Planting List

The City of Evans has adopted an approved landscape planting list for tree and shrubs within the City limits. These species have been approved as types and varieties that groom well in the Evans area. Additionally, only these species will be allowed to be planted in City right-of-way areas (i.e. parkways) if indicated as an appropriate street tree. If improper trees and/or shrubs are planted in the parkways, the resident may be requested to remove the plant. For more tree and landscaping related details, please refer to the Evans Municipal Code Chapters 8.14, 16.42, and/or 19.47.

Irrigation Guidelines

Some developments within the City of Evans have non-potable water systems that provide irrigation water.  The non-potable water for these systems are provided by a number of sources.  Some are supplied from the Evans Ditch system, while others are provided water through other Irrigation Ditch Companies.  The timing of the water from the other Irrigation Ditch Companies is determined by water rights owners that have senior water rights and that place orders for irrigation water.  The City of Evans does not control when this irrigation water may be available, however, the City of Evans will supply these affected developments with Potable Water until such time as the non-potable irrigation water becomes available.

Since the City of Evans is providing potable water to these systems, the City will be charging potable water rates until the non-potable irrigation water becomes available, at which time the City will switch these systems from potable water to non-potable water.

No Mow, Let It Grow!

The City of Evans has incorporated a Natural Resource Management "no mow" philosophy for certain areas within the City that are planned native grass landscapes, designated open space, detention pond facilities, and undeveloped future parks. These "no mow" areas are to be managed for the growth of native grass species, not for the propagation of weeds. Weeds will continue to be maintained and eradicated wherever feasible by mechanical, chemical and natural means.

For more information on this program, click on the "No Mow--Let It Grow Flyer" below.