The park strip is the space between the back of the curb (or edge of pavement if there is no curb) and the sidewalk (or the property line if there is no sidewalk). City ordinance requires either landscaping or concrete to be installed in park strips. Landscaping in park strips can include live plant material or non-living ground covers such rock or bark mulch. A permit is required from the Public Works Department to install concrete in the park strip or to add another drive approach. Except for certain streets listed here, artificial turf is not allowed in park strips.
Certain tree varieties are prohibited in park strips. The list of prohibited trees can be found here.