Rapid City parks crews plant flowers, adding color to city

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City parks crews are got their hands dirty as they planted marigolds in the ground at Halley Park on Tuesday.

Workers will continue to plant flowers in the parks over the next few days.

More than 24,000 flowers have been nurtured in the the city greenhouse — awaiting their big moment and work was put off for a day to avoid the cooler overnight temps we had recently.

Parks crews say they look forward to visitors enjoying the spoils of their hard work.

“I love the fact that we can hopefully enhance our visitors’ visit to Rapid City. Our residents come out and enjoy our parks and our gardens,” said Rapid City Greenhouse Specialist John Berglund. “And so it’s really nice to be able to be a part of that.”

Some of the flowers will be kept in reserve — in case any flowers are damaged or otherwise need to be replaced.

Berglund says the banana plants should be showing up sometime next week at Wilson Park.

Park Plants

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