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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