The Institute of Groundsmanship (IoG) will flag up the Big Apple at a conference to explain how staff juggle thousands of open spaces from golf courses to beaches.
"We will reveal how parks' staff respond to year-on-year budget reductions, pricing and subsidies," said a spokesman for the conference on 25 November.
"The parks and recreation department encourages pioneering green roof solutions and employs a strategy that delivers 1.5 million volunteer hours a year."
The talk by UK consultant Duncan Wood-Allan at the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff will focus on the challenges of looking after 12,000ha of open spaces.
These include more than 800 sports fields, nearly 1,000 playgrounds, 550 tennis courts, 66 public pools, 48 recreational facilities and 17 nature centres. Staff tend 13 golf courses and 14 miles of beaches and care for 1,200 monuments, 23 historic house museums and 2.6 million trees.
The IoG conference will include panels, debates and talks on partnership funding and partnerships with health, education, third and private sectors.
- For details, see www.iog.org.