Jul 6, 2017
Pawlowski Forsakes Iconic Park Structures
Although, I was told for years that money was in the park budget for renovation of the wall in Lehigh Parkway, no maintenance was ever performed. After a portion of the wall collapsed several years ago, it was only rebuilt because it was actually a retaining wall for the park entrance road.
Karen El-Chaar then secured a grant for the steps at Fountain Park from the Trexler Trust. At that time, I prevailed on the city to have the stone masons do an emergency repair on the steps at Union Terrace.
So, besides a collapse necessitating a repair, and a modest grant from the Trexler Trust, nothing has been done by this administration to preserve this unique legacy bestowed upon the Allentown Park System. Next week, I will reprint several posts on the structures with appropriate updates.
photo: El-Chaar and Molovinsky in Lehigh Parkway