Prepping for Fall Weather…And People
Fall weather is coming, and with it are people, programs, and picnics in the park! We are doing our best to prepare for the wonderful weather and the people that come to enjoy it – mowing the great lawns, watering our garden beds, and pulling out weeds. Come see our hard work, and don’t forget to tell the Grounds Team thank you for everything they do!
Iris Dividing Season
We have begun dividing our native irises around Lake Reaux in preparation for a beautiful bloom in April. Did you know that dividing irises encourages new rhizome growth and gives them room to grow, increasing their bloom capacity?
Check out the video below to learn more about Lake Reaux’s iris beds and see how to divide and replant irises! Our Grounds Manager, Mark Hernandez, is an excellent teacher!
Tree Inventory Project
We have just completed a full inventory of our trees in the active areas of the park! Being able to map our trees and document their species, size, condition, and needs help the park better manage this important asset. From our young trees around the Veteran’s Memorial to the large Market Oaks, knowing what we have today helps us to continue the vision for what we hope to be in years to come!
New Gravel at Dog Park
Dog park members rejoice! We have just added a fresh layer of gravel in the Giles Automotive Family Small Dog Park, ensuring your bestie’s playtime with their friends can continue in beautiful chaos. Thank you for helping us keep this area of the park a special place for your dogs to enjoy being off leash.
To see the dog park schedule or get your pup’s permit, check our web page at www.moncuspark.org/dogpark. And as always, don’t forget to scoop your poop!