Jan 17, 2017
Allentown's New Park
Pawlowski has been praising Allentown's plan for a new park off of Basin Street by the old incinerator parcel. As a student and advocate of the park system, I can tell you that the existing park system has never been in worse shape. As a student of local government, I can tell you that this plan shows how misguided priorities can be in this city.
Allentown's Park Director, Lindsay Taylor, is also elated. “I am very excited at the prospect of the city’s creating a plan for Allentown’s own “Central Park,” a park and trail hub that will link to downtown and provide the type of recreational facilities that will encourage people choosing to move to the downtown.” Lindsay, it would be a pretty gritty ride from the new Strata Lofts to Basin Street. Quite a tour past the prison, down to Union Street. You know where to find me in the parks everyday. I'll be glad to take you around, and show you 100 things that should be maintained before you even think about adding a new park to the neglected existing system.