Aug 20, 2013

Weekend In The Parkway

Lehigh Parkway provided a retreat for generations of Allentonians since it was built in the mid 1930's. In 1941, the current bridge over the Little Lehigh replaced the old cow bridge, and the picnic area called Robin Hood was completed. The area contained parking, picnic tables, rest rooms and a fountain overlooking the beautiful creek. Needless to say, the view and access to the creek was unimpeded.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Wildlands people are, in plane English, not honest brokers any longer. In fact in some cases they are not honest. Period.

Really MM,what did you expect from our new Swimming Pool Parks Director? This has all become a farce.

Anonymous said...

"Meet the new boss, same as the old boss."

michael molovinsky said...

@6:00, your comment is harsh, even for this blog,but it raises an important point. about eight years ago the park and recreation directorship was combined, i assume to save money. ironically, we are down about 20 park workers, boots on the ground, so it was false economy. worse yet, our iconic park system is now being managed by people with a background in recreation. both weitzel and mikowychok have the same penn state recreation masters degree, and are delegating primary groundskeeping decisions and policy to the wildlands.

Anonymous said...

Combining Parks and Rec was a strategic disaster.