Voice of the People
I grew up here and lived here for 20 years before moving away for seven
years to attend school and I have recently returned with my husband and son
to live here. I remember taking my little sister to Friendship Land in
Chesterton Park and Coffee Creek and they were so beautiful. I just took my
son to Friendship Land and much of the playground equipment was in bad shape
including the gliders, tire swings, bench glider, etc.
Things were grown over, there were no restrooms open anymore and my husband
was looking forward to playing basketball BUT there is no longer any
basketball court. Also that great old tennis court is missing.
I couldnít help but wonder what has happened? I drove by the Coffee Creek
playground but it was a sad sight, I didnít even stop....and Dogwood Parkís
playground was dangerous for a three year old with all of that peeling and
chipping paint. I LOVE this community, that is why I came back here. Is there
something we can do to spruce these parks up? Who keeps them up? Are there
volunteers that help collect trash and maintain them? Please, please help us
restore our parks as well as getting some new playground equipment for our
budding youth. I have spoken to other family and friends who agree the parks
in our town have greatly deteriorated.
Thank-you for your time.