Letter: Keep city's recreation land
Keep city's recreation land "Sacrificing park land" are the words in Rand Middleton's article on Thursday's sports page. I feel the need to agree with his article and add a couple of my thoughts. As a young mother, I allowed my children and their...
Keep city's recreation land
"Sacrificing park land" are the words in Rand Middleton's article on Thursday's sports page. I feel the need to agree with his article and add a couple of my thoughts.
As a young mother, I allowed my children and their friends to play in our yard to have a safe place for them to exercise and gain the benefits of our wonderful outdoors in Minnesota. Needless to say, my grass suffered at the time. One benefit, though: I still meet fine young adult men who ask about my "baseball diamond" as they chuckle and we share memories that are very warm.
Another note: When my two young sons came home from outdoor hockey practice at Garfield School and said "Hey, Mom, I'm going to bed, I'm tired" -- wow. I wasn't sure I heard them correctly.
In this era we hear about the need for exercise and conditioning to maintain physical and mental health. Therefore it makes no sense to me that a city that has developed beautiful parks and recreation land to enable children to enjoy and benefit from would even have a second thought about changing any recreation land to another type of use.
I understand the care of the mental patient has many needs. It is unfortunate that the land previously used was lost so recently through another type of business deal.
Please consider the needs of the many children who will become our future leaders in our community. The recreation land should be maintained as planned, for recreation.