Bellevue’s largest park will reopen fully and permanently July 3 in a ceremony headed by Mayor Rita Sanders.
Haworth Park has been closed since the historic flooding of 2011 covered its 153 acres with 10 feet of Missouri River water and left a thick coating of silt after the water receded.
But city officials will gather at 11 a.m. on July 3 to formally announce the park’s recovery. The public is invited to attend the re-opening ceremony.
Afterwards, according to a city press release, the campgrounds, peninsula, boat ramps and trails will all be available to the public.
The Bellevue Loop hiking and bicycling trail, which stretches from Haworth Park to the 13th Street Trailhead, will remain closed pending repairs to the river levy.
The method used to reserve a camping pad has also been updated.
Beginning next week, campers may reserve a pad and make payment at bellevue.net by accessing the “Quick Links” section of the home page. Cash or checks will no longer be accepted.
The park is slated to resume its role hosting the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce’s annual RiverFest celebration, which this year will be held July 19 and 20.