Greenfield Central Park gets ‘spruced’ up

By Linda Herkenhoff



As spring nears, the Greenfield Park Advisory is preparing for improvements in its first official city park, Greenfield Central Park.

At its March 18 meeting, the Greenfield City Council was asked to approve $1,500 on trees, possibly shrubbery, planting and landscaping items like mulch. A new park sign has been ordered, a covered shelter and veteran’s memorial were installed last year, and playground equipment will be installed on May 16 and 17.

The advisory has come up with as many as four projects that can be tackled at the park on Thousand Hearts Crow River Serve Day, May 18, by community volunteers. The trees and planting will help finish up the end of the park that’s the scene of change for the park.

Some of the trees the advisory is asking for can be planted, if weather permits, at the city’s annual Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, April 25. Evergreens are a likely contender at this juncture.

The council unanimously approved the funds for the trees in the amount of $1,500, which will come for the city’s park dedication fund.

The advisory is looking for volunteers to put the playground equipment together the third week of May. Those willing to help should contact Park Advisory Chair Evelyn Workcuff at 612-481-1932.

The next regular meeting of the Greenfield City Council is 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at 6390 Town Hall Drive.