Voice of the People
We have been concerned about the deteriorating condition of our parks for
sometime. The parks are an extremely important part of Chestertonís quality
of life and is the newcomers first look at how our community cares for
itself. Right now that look is not very good.
Money for upkeep and new projects are important. But the fact is many, many
things could be done now with the present staff and budget to vastly improve
the appearance and safety of the parks.
We are hearing complaints from Chesterton Citizens who have not written to
the Park Board, Town Board or newspaper who are speaking of the dirty and
unkempt conditions of the park. We hear of families who will not take their
children to Friendship Park because of its condition. We know of a young
mother who had to clean the restrooms at this particular park because they
were so filthy.
These are not big money items. These items are general cleanliness and
maintenance. If the Park Board does not see the current condition and cannot
at the least see that the condition be improved, we might be asking the
wrong person to be changed. Letís quit whining and start problem solving.