DEARBORN – Beginning Thursday, June 6, the Department of Public Works will be treating grassy areas with a pesticide to discourage weed growth in order to keep Dearborn’s parks enjoyable throughout the summer.
This is an annual application and will take several business days to complete the process across the designated parks in the city. The remaining parks that require treatment are Levagood, Hemlock, Crowley, Ford Field, Penn-Vasser and Ten Eyck.
Prominent signs will be posted at the parks announcing the activity and the grassy areas will be closed to public use for a few hours after the pesticide application. It is expected access to paved tracks, swimming pools and parking lots at the parks will not be affected.
In addition, pesticide applications began to take place around the Dearborn Administrative Center, the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, and the Police and 19th District Court buildings on Wednesday, June 5.
Schedules may change due to weather conditions. The pesticide used is the same that is available to consumers for residential applications.