Published on 12/21/2008
Written by Scott Harper
I completely agree. What better way to utilze an existing park - that has been forgotten about by the County - by creating a dock with stairs going up a steep slope. This will also help with the erosion problem from the wakes created by boats speeding down the river, granted the boat ramp helps with the speed, but not much. By having an activity on both sides of the river, boaters will have to slow down. Boaters & other family members will truly enjoy having a place to congregate together and family & friends who don't have boats can re-connect with old friends and make new friends. Yes, it is prime real estate..., but let the real estate movers & shakers buy the land across the river that has access across the street from the boat ramp. The land is up for sale, it's already somewhat cleared. The fire station is already established. We need the park - bring it back to it's glory, it's history.
Posted by another local on 12/23/2008
I can remember going there as a child. It was always busy. Back then, it was kept up alot better. One way to bring more interest would be to add a dock with stairs going up to the picnic area and bringing back the swings, other playground equipment and bathrooms. By having a dock, more boaters and their families would be able to have a place to meet up with other families and have more get-togethers. Please don't close this park. The best way to revive it would be to build a dock so it's easier & safer to get to the picnic area.
Posted by local on 12/21/2008