City has neglected Shadyside Park
Memorial Day morning we had breakfast at Eva’s; as we left, my wife suggested we walk through Shadyside Park.
When we parked the first thing we saw were two dead Oriental trees. Moving down the walk, branches were hanging over the walk, weeds were in the mulch beds everywhere. Landscape stones were in the yard.
The terrace area had missing stones and broken lights, with weeds and trees growing in the shrubs.
When we came to Military Memorial mud and dirt covered the memorial bricks and the floodlights covered with mud or were broken.
The stairs leading to the playground were covered with leaves. More dead trees!
The playground was a mess also. Mulch was on the walks and in the grass, landscape timbers were loose and the rubber walk another mess.
The stone wall by the shelter house had leaves, weeds, trees and trash along it.
As a veteran and taxpayer, I am disgusted with what we saw.
The city wants to build a park downtown and they can’t take care of the parks they already have!
Also, a suggestion to the mayor and the people wanting to build a lake. Go to Daleville and rent canoes from Canoe Country and float White River from Yorktown to 10th Street park. Now let’s cut down all the trees you saw in 8 or 9 miles.
Would Anderson still be a Tree City?
David and Vickie Kinnaman