SIOUX FALLS - As cleanup efforts continue in South Dakota's largest city, officials say they're turning their focus to parks, sports fields, golf courses and waterways.

Sioux Falls is still thawing from an April 9 ice storm. A handful of parks have been cleared already, but most remain strewn with branches.

Don Kearney, director of parks and recreation, tells the Argus Leader that workers are finding it difficult to reach the interior portions of the parks. Crews are focusing on preparing sports fields.

Kearney says that a year ago at this time, golf courses were already in use.

South Dakota has been hit with record-setting spring storms in April, but temperatures are expected to feel more spring-like this weekend.

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