Keep the Concrete

RECEIVED Thu., Sept. 2, 2021

Dear Editor,
    I'm not familiar with the previous version of Waller Creek Park, so I really enjoyed seeing the new one. I was surprised at the scathing critique Nick Barbaro wrote in your most recent issue [“What Have They Done to Our Park?” News, Sept. 3]. He used the word "concrete" five times. If you re-read the piece substituting the words "handicapped accessible" for the word "concrete," do you react differently? I certainly did. The same critique could be made of the recent addition of a long, constructed (not natural turf) walkway in Little Walnut Creek Park off North Lamar. And think how many more people can enjoy the park who couldn't do that if the trails were all natural turf.
Mary E. Milam
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