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Lighting & Landscaping

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Promenade Landscape on StreetThe Hercules Lighting and Landscaping program make possible the attractive environment that Hercules residents enjoy, with well maintained streets and facilities; beautiful public parks; landscaped street frontages and median islands; as well as neighborhood and downtown street lighting. The program is geographically divided into Lighting & Landscaping Assessment Districts (PDF). Property owners within each district pay an annual property tax to fund their respective Lighting and Landscaping Assessment District. Landscape and lighting assessments pay for:Trees on Refugio Valley Road


  • Maintaining planting in median islands and along street frontage
  • Keeping parks in an attractive and usable condition
  • Removing graffiti from public areas
  • Renovating cul-de-sacs in residential neighborhoods
  • Maintaining and planting trees in City parks and in open spaces
  • Landscaping median islands on major thoroughfares
  • Providing and maintaining neighborhood and downtown street lighting
  • Maintaining community recreational facilities


These services are maintained on an ongoing basis by licensed landscape contractors and City Maintenance Staff.     

If you have a comment regarding the City's lighting and landscaping, please submit a Public Works Comment form.



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