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Park goers concerned about Higginbotham Park, scheduled to be mowed Monday

Overgrown grass at Higginbotham Park (source: KCBD) Overgrown grass at Higginbotham Park (source: KCBD)
Overgrown grass at Higginbotham Park (source:KCBD) Overgrown grass at Higginbotham Park (source:KCBD)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Some Lubbock residents have expressed concern about the condition of Higginbotham Park at 19th and Vicksburg Avenue.

Right now, the grass around the whole park is overgrown.

And despite the latest rain, park goer Kathy Buchenau says the grass has been like this for at least three weeks.

She says she called the City of Lubbock Parks and Recreation yesterday because she and others are concerned this is creating breeding sites for mosquitoes.

“That’s a real concern for me. And so you know, every time we let the kids go outside at all we always spray them down with anything that has deet in it of course. But, with having so many mosquitoes on this park right now we are really trying to avoid it,” Buchenau said.

City of Lubbock public information and marketing manager Ben Lawson that Higginbotham was scheduled to be mowed on August 31st, but rain delayed that until this Monday the 19th.

“We use contractors to mow the park so the current schedule is Monday, the 19th to have that park mowed. Again if there is some rain that causes a delay it would be pushed back. And they would hope to get back on track as soon as they can,” Lawson said.

While there is a chance the new mowing date could also be pushed back, the city suggests taking extra precautions regarding mosquitoes and always wearing mosquito spray until the park can be mowed without rain affecting the lawn mowers.

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