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Park Mowing Status – Record Rainfall (AGAIN) Continues to Hinder Maintenance Operations

May 21, 2020 – We sound like a broken record, but for the fourth year in a row we’ve experienced record rainfall. The District respectfully asks for residents’ patience as Maintenance Crews strive to catch up on mowing, weeding and various maintenance tasks throughout the parks and facility grounds. The heavy rainfall and continued extreme wet site conditions experienced this month have resulted in crews being unable to access some park areas due to the high water table and saturated soils, causing numerous delays of maintenance activities.

Crews are continually monitoring all park areas to determine when site conditions are suitable to support mowing equipment. It is important to note that attempts to mow areas under unsuitable site conditions will create safety concerns to mowing equipment operators, damage to turf areas, and potential damage to mowing equipment resulting in further delays and costs. Staff continues to work as weather and site conditions permit. The District appreciates everyone’s continued patience during this wet weather period.

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