Friday, September 21, 2007

The decline of the Parks

Like a lot of folks, the JS is worried that County Executive Scott Walker's proposed Parks budget will cut into the bone.

Look around -- the bone's been cut. The leg's been amputated. The question now is: can this patient be saved?

These pics, taken last weekend, are from Jackson Park. The tennis court pics are from the parkway just across from Al Simmons Field.

Yes, the Parks Department is indeed poisoning grass (somewhat erratically and over-zealously) to make it easier to mow.


Anonymous said...

Not just the major parks, but especially neighborhood parks like Columbus and Lindsay. Broken glass on the paths, graffitti, unmaintained facilities. All images of neglect that I suspect Walker won't feature in posters when running for Governor. Or re-election.

Maybe he should return to Marquette to complete his degree.

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Anonymous said...

Your pictures are sad. Tennis anyone?