Today, molovinsky leaves downtown Hamilton Street, and travels twenty blocks west to Cedar Park. As an advocate for the traditional park system, I have been waging a war against the riparian buffers, which make our magnificent parks an unsightly mess. In Allentown, because the storm runoff systems are piped directly into the park streams, these token buffers are just a useless, unsightly insult. This hot summer, this insult is added to injury, because Cedar Beach Pool is closed. Along the entire length of Cedar Park, there is not one area cleared of high weeds. You would think that out of a mile of creek side, we could mow the grass for at least fifty feet, so that some children might enjoy the stream, as generations have in the past.