City of Sioux Falls Parks Department decides mowing a 1/4″ of grass is a good idea

For the past couple of weeks, I have watched as the parks department has mowed literally a 1/4″ of grass on the football fields at Sanford Sports Complex weekly. Not only is this a waste of labor and fuel, 1) the fields are not being used and 2) with all the concerns about tax revenue, really?

Don’t get me started about taxpayers funding youth sports to begin with, I have often thought that should be paid for by parents, but this is a total waste of tax revenue. While we can go around and talk about ‘cuts’ If I were the mayor, I would be slashing crap like this.


#1 Jon on 06.24.20 at 9:52 pm

I see the same thing at Yankton park. I go there quite often to walk and have seen huge golf course size mowers literally mowing nothing. Meaning the grass behind the machine looks no different than the grass in front of it. I’ve seen this for the past half dozen years. What a waste of time and resources. And don’t get me started on park employees hiding and taking extended breaks on their cell phones in the truck.

#2 l3wis on 06.24.20 at 10:17 pm

Yeah, ten years ago my favorite was the guy who would read novels while watering trees at Yankton trails. If I were mayor, I would use this pandemic to cut the living dog sh*t out of unneeded city employees, and by law he can. Send them back to working real jobs in the cottage communities around us they live in.

#3 Kor on 06.25.20 at 9:09 am

Yep. I couldn’t agree more.

#4 D@ily Spin on 06.25.20 at 9:37 am

Keeping the grass cut prevents crab grass, dandelions, and some weeds from going to seed. However, budget cuts at the city should start with the Parks Department. Not to worry, there’s still lots of pot growing tall and wild in highway ditches.

#5 "Very Stable Genius" on 06.25.20 at 11:51 am

I am sick and tired of the tall grass on the bike trail near the dog parks. When am I going to get my nice, low cut, green, Republican grass back?! #GrassLikeYourRichCadillacLovingUncleOnceHad

#6 anominous on 06.26.20 at 8:49 am

lol no one wants to pick grass off there shoes also u have to use the mowers or they will break down

#7 Pundit on 06.26.20 at 11:24 am

The REAL bullsh*t is the unattended grass at the interstate on/off ramps in the city limits. We have all this metropolitan/cosmopolitan do-gooder effort to make downtown SF such an altar of high art culture, yet anyone visiting SF by car has to see these country bumpkin, unkept interstate exchanges before they EVER get to downtown. I’m sure the upkeep of these interstate-surface street interchanges are technically the responsibility of the SDDOT, but it’s utter crap that the COSF doesn’t lean harder on the SDDOT to mow that grass before it reaches heights that violate the municipal codes that local residents must abide by! Then, when the SDDOT does cut the grass, the trimming around the light & sign posts doesn’t happen for days afterward! The SF Parks Department manicures the entrance to Yankton Trail Park at Minnesota Avenue, yet stops short of maintaining the grass immediately adjacent to the park entrance at the I-229 off ramp. It’s utter crap. The SF Parks Department leaves grass uncut along busy Kiwanis Ave. in Sherman Park – one of the city’s most historic parks – yet manicures Sanford sports complex property and soccer fields seen & used only by a fraction of citizens???!!! Parks Director Don Kearney needs to step off his home golf course at The Country Club of Sioux Falls for some serious talking to.

#8 D@ily Spin on 06.26.20 at 1:28 pm

Republicans kill grass with cancerous Monsanto Roundup. Democrats smoke it but don’t inhale. Independents let it grow knowing we‘ll need it when there’s toilet paper hoarding.

#9 "Woodstock" on 06.27.20 at 1:49 pm

“‘Republican grass’?”…. “Do you mean the type they will dominantly profit from once it’s legalized?”…..