I reader who wanted to remain anonymous sent this in:
I took my son to Clark Street Park today. My husband tells me that there were a few patches of cut up flooring that have been that way for several weeks. Around 4ish, someone from the city came around to tell us the park was closed. Apparently a child had tripped in one of the parks (not sure which one) and had broken an arm. The city decided to repair all parks before another injury. While I appreciate that they were fixing the park today, a few things come to mind..
Why wasn’t it fixed when the problem was first noticed, instead of putting our children at risk of injury and putting the city on the line for potential lawsuits. The lady from the city who was evicting us from the park said the crew was in from NJ, so we’re not fixing these things ourselves but hiring outsiders at Sunday rates?? Seems like this could have been handled better, especially given the financial situation of the city. I apologize, I don’t have many details on this, but thought it might be something you’d want for your blog.