Central Park not picnic area
To the Editor,
Barb Bloom’s “Why trash our landmark” speaks for all of us who take pride in our Central Park, the hub of our community, a traditionally valuable accommodation for visiting, relaxing, and entertainment, a place for meeting, not dining.
Fairfield offers numerous beautiful parks with tables, benches, facilities, activities, and pleasant surroundings, all carefully maintained by Pam and crew as well as our Central Park.
Now Mr. Halley and his 4th Ward want to transform our park into a picnic area. So some he says sit on blankets to eat; that’s their choice; they’re not complaining.
He’s concerned about an “eyesore,” namely a portable park bench situated in front of a concrete bench.
He suggested permanent tables and chairs, removing shrubs and brick edging. Will he and his ward police and clean up the tables and chairs as well as the littering? Will we expect to see green trash receptacles positioned at the east and west end of the park throughout the summer?
Our Central Park is a treasure to us; it’s a piece of Americana and must not be turned into a picnic area.
– Dot Harrison, Fairfield