The Parks division maintains all city-owned properties. This responsibility involves managing more than 366 acres of parkland in 32 locations, including playground structures and a variety of equipment and landscaping.
Derby was recognized as a Playful City USA community for seven years (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017). Derby was selected for its dedication to play because of its commitment to planning for future parks and play spaces. This award program was discontinued in 2018.
Derby has been recognized as a Tree City USA recipient for 26 consecutive years. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.