X-Park at Cadzow ‘insane’
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Nov 01, 2012  |  Vote 0    0

X-Park at Cadzow ‘insane’

St. Marys Journal Argus

(The following letter was sent to Town of St. Marys Special Projects Coordinator Jenna McCartney, and a copy provided to the Journal Argus.)

Dear Jenna McCartney:

I am opposed to the plans for an X-Park at Cadzow. In a town that is struggling to pay for the services that it already is trying to provide, it is insane to even contemplate such an idea. Has anybody considered the liability?

As a Rotarian, I am concerned that the green space that was originally intended for family recreation be maintained. I do not believe that more cemented area is helping the cause of a park that caters to small children in a residential setting and with a potential influx of new homes in the area just south.

It would be poor planning to put the X-Park there.

Cadzow needs more playground equipment as the old equipment is being removed systematically.

I have not seen a study on skate parks but my observations in other towns have been negative. They are hangouts at night and eyesores of graffiti during

the day and seldom used for the purpose intended. My personal opinion is that, like paintball parks, they should be privately owned and supervised.

Some people think of grant money as some kind of gift but it is tax money and should be spent wisely. Our tennis courts are looking shabby, the Grand Trunk bridge needs paint, the dam needs work and ball parks have been an issue. And these are just a few of areas needing attention.

Couldn’t we spend money improving the things we have that benefit all citizens?

Thank you.

Gary G. Cumming

St. Marys

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