Haworth Park is back open in time for the holiday weekend after being hemmed in by the Missouri River.
Recent rains left the river bloated. Preliminary figures show it crested at the eighth-highest level ever recorded but it began to go back down Tuesday.
That’s good news for those who enjoy Haworth Park in Bellevue. It reopened on Wednesday after being shut down for several days.
The park reopening comes as a big relief for those wanting to spend Independence Day holiday out there.
Camper Scott Warren and his family were the first ones to show up when the gates reopened.
Warren said, “We come in and then they were pulling in and then they pulled in when we pulled in, at the same time. Then we got up there and we asked him about the guard shack. He said there is a whole bunch of these already reserved."
Everything at the park is back to normal except for the boat ramp. It's still covered with water and won't be open until the river drops a few more feet.