City needs to put dollars into improving park
To the editor:
While visiting City Park with my granddaughters recently, I was appalled by what we saw.
The lake in the front of the park was filthy, stagnant and full of so much debris, it was amazing that the ducks could even swim across it for food, and the smell was almost unbearable.
The next noticeable problem was the lack of park guards, and teenagers running up and down the slides, twisting and throwing the swings, chasing and throwing rocks at the ducks and cursing that was being yelled back and forth. I don't feel like a visit to the park should end up with trying to explain to a 6- and a 3-year-old what those words mean.
I realize the city would rather sink all of our tax dollars in the downtown area, but I think it's a shame that they can't use some of those funds to make our park like it once was - a place to go and have fun.