May 28, 2020

City Crews Beautifying Select Park Areas with Thousands of Flowers

Despite reductions in seasonal staff, Parks crews have been out beautifying some select Park areas by planting 18,000 flower plants. Despite reductions in seasonal staff, Parks crews have been out beautifying some select Park areas by planting 18,000 flower plants. City Photo/Darrell Shoemaker

CITY CREWS BEAUTIFYING SELECT

PARK AREAS WITH THOUSANDS OF FLOWERS

City's Greenhouse Raised 18,000 Annuals for Planting

In Scaled-Back Effort

RAPID CITY, SD--Despite reductions in seasonal help, City Parks and Recreation Department crews are out planting flowers in select areas of the city.

            Crews are planting approximately 18,000 flower plants in Halley Park and the Formal Gardens at Sioux Park.  Crews will also be planting some visually-appealing wildflower areas at Wilson Park and Otto's Corner (corner of I-190/West Boulevard/Omaha).

            "With the reduced number of staff, we'll be working to beautify a couple of the City's most well-trafficked areas with thousands of flowers," said City Greenhouse Specialist John Berglund.  "I think the public will definitely like what they see."

            Since March, Berglund has been nurturing thousands of flower plants at the City's Greenhouse off Canyon Lake Drive in west Rapid City. During the summer months, Parks crews will dedicate themselves to maintaining the planted flowers, rose bush and presentation areas.             

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Thank you,

Darrell W. Shoemaker | Communications Coordinator

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