When will the trails be cleaned of the silt and debris? Crews have begun removing broken items and large debris blocking the dry trails, as water levels allow. Scraping and sweeping the trails will begin after the debris has been removed and the river silt dries. This process could take several weeks and several cleanings because the silt is sticky and clings to the asphalt. The thickness of the silt will not be known until after the water recedes. Our goal is to provide a clean, safe recreation area for users. We appreciate your patience while we take care of the mess.
Are the boat ramps open? No. The four boat ramps in GGF are closed until river levels are under minor flood stage and crews can remove the silt and debris.
Is the Red River open for use yet? No. The Red River will not reopen for use until water levels are below minor flood stage of 28’. The Grand Forks and Polk County Sheriff’s will announce the reopening at that time..
Are the dog parks open? No. The dog park and lower trails are expected to remain underwater for at least another 7 – 10 days. It will take another week or more to allow the ground to dry and give GF Park District time to access the ground conditions. The goal is to open the dog park as soon as possible without creating a muddy pit that’s hard to restore to grass.
When will the Greenway be mowed? Mowing began on Monday, May 16. The mowers will stay away from the wet areas as much as possible to prevent damage to the turf. We are taking a “Do what you can, where you can, when you can” approach to avoid causing damage to any of the facilities.
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