The grass is greener—and taller—on the other side of the street this spring. If you live next to a city park, have patience. Mowers will be arriving soon.
Spring has blossomed early in the City of Royal Oak and the grass in the parks is coming up fast. The is asking residents to be patient with those charged with maintaining park landscapes,noting that they mostly are college students working their way through school as part-time summer staff. They are not available for lawn cutting until May.
"[We want to] thank the City of Royal Oak residents for their patience as the growing season has started early. Our main focus will be mowing baseball diamonds and soccer fields. In early May, we’ll be staffed to cut more park areas,” said Greg Rassel, director of recreation and public services.
Rassel noted the City has made some early attempts to use heavy equipment in the parks but the ground is still too wet and soft.
"Our mowers just sink in,” Rassel said.