Clean, attractive spaces are inviting to visitors and residents, contribute to economic development, improve the quality of life and enhance safety perceptions. Downtown maintenance staff works hard to keep downtown clean and beautiful.  Downtown is a destination for visitors and its beauty and cleanliness are dependent on those efforts and private sector cooperation.

For more information on maintenance and to report an area in need of maintenance attention, visit our Maintenance page.

Downtown beautification has included a number of projects from planting trees and flowers to pressure washing to simply removing litter. Seasonally, in May (after the threat of freeze is gone) and in September flowers are put in the large planters on the Kalamazoo Mall and at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place.

If you are interested in donating your time to beautification efforts in downtown Kalamazoo, please contact Meg Gernaat.

Key beautification events and timelines are available on our Calendar.