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Another complaint about park maintenance

November 4, 2013 7:54 am by

An unknown neighbor working to finish a job: clearing debris off of the 152 steps running from the Libby Terrace fountain to Main Street

Following reports of sloppy work at Chimborazo Park and at Jefferson Park, lodge another complaint this year about the city’s maintenance of the neighborhood parks.

The grass on the hill at Libby Hill Park was more than five feet tall at the end of summer. When the grass was finally cut, the debris was left in piles on the hill and stairs.

Park neighbors would want to turn the spotlight on a city grounds crew which takes over a week to clear (“hack away, not mow”) some portions of the terraces, and who do blow off “the slick piles of debris” on the steps afterward. These stairs are a popular spot for exercising: people “come up and down these steps by the single, the pair, the 15, there is a Seal group that must be 50 or 75 pair of soles.”

The neighbor who sent in the photo says that the man was out there for “a heavy hour” doing “what their phalanx of blowers would have done in 10 minutes.”


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