In this picture, the buckwheat is turning deep rust color and the California fuchsia, barely visible in the center-right half of the image, is still in bloom.
The tree of heaven continues to be the biggest threat to the park. In August when I walked around the park with Jesse Barajas, city arborist, and TruGreen we discussed removal of these invasive weeds. If they are not dealt with the park will quickly revert to its earlier, degraded condition.
Bags of garbage await pick-up by Athens.