Mowing is the dreaded side effect of summer and the City is not any different. There is a lot of mowing, and weed eating, that takes place city wide. These include: Mowing city street right-of-ways, esplanades, ditch right-of-ways and city property. The mowing is handled through the Public Works Department, Parks & Recreation Department as well as an outside mowing contractor. Harris County Flood Control District also handles the mowing along their drainage ditches here in Deer Park.