A make-over has been happening across the valley in Minot -- at some of the city parks.
As we saw last night on KX News, Oak Park is making plenty of progress with grass seed planted and the splash pad getting closer to operational.
But some of the smaller neighborhood parks around town are bouncing back quickly as well now too.
Ron Merritt with the city park department says it is nice to see work happening at these parks after months and months of fighting through FEMA red tape.
Many of these parks -- like here in Green Valley -- have been stripped of silt...and are now getting Rotary donated grass seed applied.
With a little help from mother nature in the form of rain, these areas may bounce back quickly...
(Ron Merritt - Minot Parks Director) "Basically in our neighborhood parks we just need the grass to grow and those are back in use again. The playgrounds are done, all the clean-up work is done and we are just waiting for the grass to grow and they are useable again. Actually for a lot of the neighborhood parks that get used that have picnic shelters and playgrounds and that sort of thing, they are going to be back up and running."
Merritt says since the parks are being seeded, it is best if people stay off those areas, especially when it is wet -- until there is grass grown strong and healthy.