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To cost-effectively develop, maintain and promote a sustainable, safe, and productive shade tree resource that benefits the physical, economic, environmental, and social well-being of the community and its residents and continues to improve the quality of life in Paramus. The Shade Tree & Parks Commission is responsible for maintaining 35,000 trees in the Borough of Paramus, including street trees and trees on borough properties. The department also maintains the lawn and shrub bed areas of all borough buildings and 17 parks. In addition, the Shade Tree & Parks Commission works closely with the Recreation Commission, and employees of the Shade Tree & Parks Commission maintain all the ball fields and recreation facilities on Borough of Paramus properties.