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Letter: Gregory Park needs work

My wife and I have lived in Glenwood for over 25 years now and have always admired the community parks and how well-maintained they are. The last 23 years we have lived in West Glenwood, close to Gregory Park. Gregory Park has been a little jewel that saw kids playing, family picnics and some pretty large groups enjoying the creek, trees and green grass. Recently, I walked through it and was troubled by its condition.

Large portions of dead grass are predominant, with what grass is left dying. Weeds are taking over and spreading to the lawns of neighbors, trees need trimming and, worst of all, the trash. I fear that since the park is in such bad shape the people using it have taken the attitude of, if they don’t care why should we? I would hope that something could be done to improve the park and preserve its beauty. Those of us who live nearby could help by being diligent and protective ourselves.

If you walk your dog in the park keep them on a leash, as posted in the park rules and pick up your droppings. Doggy bags are provided near the park entrance. Doggy bags are not water balloons and should not be left in the creek and near the banks. I picked up over two dozen in one morning after a big get together. If you walk through the park please pick up any trash you see and above all don’t leave any of your own.

Our parks guys and gals work hard and I am sure are overwhelmed at times, but we could sure use your help over in West Glenwood right now.

Norm Shroll

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