Grounds Maintenance

The City of Mount Airy Parks and Recreation Grounds Maintenance Division helps make Mount Airy a special place to live and visit by maintaining 6.6 miles of connected greenway, 7 parks, 7 athletic fields and planting over 12,000 beautiful annuals each year in public landscape beds. Mount Airy Parks & Recreation strives to offer citizens and visitors with clean usable parks, beautiful plants and flowers and a greenway system that will make them feel welcome and appreciated. The Grounds Maintenance Division encourages citizens to get outside – enjoy changing seasons, tall trees, birds, flowers, bees and butterflies. Play pickle ball, fish, kayak, bike and walk your dog. We believe in the powerful connection between people and nature and are excited to be a part of what links the two together in our city.


Luke Danley


Luke Danley is the Grounds Maintenance / Cemetery Supervisor. Luke also serves as staff liaison to the Appearance Commission and the Cemetery Commission. He is responsible for selling grave plots as well as laying off plots. The city also has a 68-niche columbarium that can hold cremation remains. View costs of plot / niche here.

RCC landscaping
playground riverside
Graham Field Baseball Complex
Paved Trail
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The Grounds Maintenance Division is responsible for planting and maintaining various city-owned lots. They also plant and maintain 76 downtown hanging baskets, 42 planters, 14 half baskets and hayracks, and 28 beds throughout the city. Each year the division plants over 12,000 annuals. The hanging baskets take a lot of care and maintenance with over 800 hours spent on them each season. The baskets are placed in mid-May and removed in mid-October. 


For all Oakdale Cemetery matters please contact Luke Danley at 336-786-8313 or  We have standard plots for sale as well as columbarium niches and mausoleums. Standard in ground burial plots are $1,500 each.  Columbarium niches are $1,000 each for a single urn or $1,500 for a double urn interment.  Mausoleums are $6,500 per crypt for the front side and $5,500 per crypt on the back side.  For the columbarium and mausoleum, all prices include etching of the cover and opening and closing fees.


The Grounds Maintenance Division is responsible for keeping city rights-of-way clear by way of bush hog, sidearm, and other tractor-type mowing. They also maintain numerous city-owned properties as well. The employees are responsible for mowing overgrown lots that may be abandoned by notice from the codes officer. Grounds Maintenance also clears overhanging limbs and other plant material from street sidewalks for the safety of citizens and visitors.