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Council accepts funds for new park

March 9, 2013

ESCANABA — Construction of a public park on Escanaba’s southwest side will become a reality thanks to the donation of a Gladstone couple....

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Mar-10-13 10:48 PM

good thing all that money is going to something as important as another park, since there isnt 12 already!

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Mar-11-13 11:16 AM

Just BECAUSE a park has been on the MASTER PLAN for 10, 20, 30, or more years,

doesn’t give rise to continued thought about needless duplication.

Times change, empty fields, play, or otherwise, require weeding….

Oh, pardon me,

city officials just water their weeds, and

sue home owners for weed removal.

When was the last time the city attempted to create lawn in Ludington Park,

with real seed, not rye, or weed promotion through a one-size fits all water sprinkler?


like the ten commandmant’s shouldn’t be etched in granite!

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Mar-11-13 11:18 AM

What about thinking out of the box,

just for a change?

How about increasing the development of bike path’s.

We have ski path’s.

We have park's for dog walkers, pooping and geese dropping.

Increasingly, there are more bikes on the road,

and no place dedicated for their use.

Try driving elsewhere, out of the box,

Marquette is one tiny example.



Create another



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Mar-11-13 11:21 AM

Let’s think about, main street, Ludington Street?

How long has that miserable patch of bituminous asphalt been in need of a complete makeover?

One, two decades, more?

I know the reason for NOT working at that plan...

city officials can’t find someone with enough sense to cut the lanes down to one,

increase sidewalk widths to thirty feet on the North and South sides!

Of course, city officials will counter with,

‘at a one lane width’

the amount of maintenance, lane stripping, snow-plowing,

and by shifting side-walk shoveling onto the backs of all the retail merchants for shoppers,

Ludington Street upkeep will be reduced to a mere pittance.

Besides, there's no retail business down there some offical-doomed head would pronounce, so why bother?

What a pity!

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Mar-11-13 11:24 AM

Lest city officials have 'forgetten'…

Royce Park, and attendant ice rink are seldom used;

the ice-rink today is less than 1/10th of it’s former nearly one (1) square block size,

which had nearly 200-300- children and adults using the facility each winter night, starting with after school usage.

That we have enough ball fields?

Probably not!

Some are seeding weeds, and nothing else;

in back of the high-school for instance…

Ludington park is a good place for pooping geese and dogs,

loud raucous music, and yet another ball field.

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Mar-11-13 11:25 AM


I thought I was the ONLY dopey person with Goodman’s thinking!

Come to think of it, we’re not all that dopey at all…

just less, than city planners!

Everytime, city residents drive by a park or recreation ‘field’

and see it unused, in disrepair, and weed filled, one has to think of ‘how times have changed.

Kids today, only need solar chargers to go out and play with their toys, and a nice drape to cover their heads, and phone or play screens…

if they ever get out of the house, and

actually play at UNSUPERVISED play

using their own noggins for original thinking!

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