Followers of this blog know that I have been waging a war against the weed wall blocking both the view and access to the streams. Perhaps my last post on June 14th finally struck the right chord, but at any rate the weed wall has been cut down from behind the rose garden. Although this is done occasionally to control invasive species in the weed barrier, I have confirmed on good authority that indeed this recent cutting represents a change in policy. I would like to express my gratitude to both park director Lindsay Taylor and Mayor Ray O'Connell for their time on this and other issues.
Although I am grateful, there is another issue needing attention.... Along the entire stretch of the Cedar Creek between Ott Street and Cedar Crest Blvd there is but one bench along the creek. We elderly not only need access to the water, but a place to sit, rest and enjoy the serenity General Trexler intended.
As residents flock to the parks today to celebrate the holiday, I will continue to advocate for those aspects of the traditional park system which for decades were featured on picture post cards, as shown above.