Bristol Parks and Rec hires new landscape gardener

Published on Wednesday, 8 September 2021 17:11
Written by Dean Wright


BRISTOL – Bristol Parks, Recreation Youth and Community Services has selected Steven Schriver to serve as the new landscape gardener for the city’s parks, grounds and facilities maintenance division.

Schriver has a landscape management degree from Brigham Young University and worked around the campus doing garden maintenance. He has also served at the Chippanee Country Club since 2018 as a horticulturist.

“The landscape gardener position in our parks division is a big job,” Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services Superintendent Dr. Josh Medeiros said. “We have over 730 acres of city parks and dozens of complex garden beds across the system that require care and only one dedicated gardener to do it. One of the things that impressed me most about Steven was his ability to think critically about his work, prioritize tasks and articulate ways to innovate and improve efficiencies in this space.”

Over 40 individuals applied to the position through a multi-round process.

“I’m excited to share my passion for horticulture with the community and be part of maintaining and improving the beautiful outdoor spaces throughout Bristol,” Schriver said.

Schriver starts Sept. 13 with a salary of $52,000 annually.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Wednesday, 8 September 2021 17:11. Updated: Wednesday, 8 September 2021 17:14.