Residents want 'jewel' to shine

Residents offered suggestions for renovating Cedar Creek Park on Wednesday, telling Allentown City Council it should be made accessible for disabled children, restore eroded stream banks and protect animals. Full Story
God Loves His Children

Bethlehem, PA

#1 Feb 7, 2008
I think it's a great idea to renovate Cedar Beach. I'm glad you're taking into consideration special needs children.
kevin mckenna

United States

#2 Feb 7, 2008
I agree with the photographer who would like to have professional input into the rose garden improvements, as well as the considerations to repair the erosion of the creekbed. I disagree with fencing in the playground. This area should be open on all sides to provide maximum access. I believe putting a fence around a playground discourages people from using it and lessens its attractiveness. A fence also obstructs equipment used for maintenance and repair from 360 degree access, resulting in a run down playground after the first winter. Parents should continue to be dilligent in the task of watching their children, and seek assistance from relatives and friends in this when in an outdoor enviornments. Should we next fence off the creek, so no one falls in? How about fencing off the rosegarden so no one gets stuck by a thorn. The price of freedom is vigilence, not imprisonment.
kevin mckenna sucks azz

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Feb 7, 2008
dude, you seriously have too much time on your hands!
Reality

Asbury, NJ

#4 Feb 7, 2008
Why are we building a playground in an area that is surrounded by high-traffic roadways? No parent in their right mind would let their kids walk there.

Our NEIGHBORHOODS need parks and playgrounds. We don't need to blow all the money on a large park that people need to drive to.

All we are doing is creating a "destination park" that the Mayor will then complain about out-of-towners using.
kevin mckenna

United States

#5 Feb 7, 2008
kevin mckenna sucks azz wrote:
dude, you seriously have too much time on your hands!
words hurt, try not to raise your voice, try instead to improve your argument
James

Liverpool, PA

#6 Feb 7, 2008
"Phillips had asked why the city was starting its park renovations in the affluent West End, and said residents of other neighborhoods could feel slighted that their parks are not receiving equal attention."

Tell them to start paying the taxes the west enders pay.
pessimist Pete

Allentown, PA

#7 Feb 7, 2008
Cedar creek is not a neiborhood park. Most everyone drives there. It looks like they want this park to have everything. A cafe? I am curious, how is wildlife not protected now? Other than an occasional goose getting hit by a car or a fish being caught how are they not protected? The neiborhood playgrounds are actually more important for recreation. Almost everyone walks to them.
kevin mcmoron

Roseland, NJ

#8 Feb 7, 2008
kevin mckenna sucks azz wrote:
dude, you seriously have too much time on your hands!
kevin mckenna needs to get his head out of his ass. that way the world wouldnt smell so $hitty to him!
soo

Macungie, PA

#9 Feb 8, 2008
James wrote:
"Phillips had asked why the city was starting its park renovations in the affluent West End, and said residents of other neighborhoods could feel slighted that their parks are not receiving equal attention."
Tell them to start paying the taxes the west enders pay.
How many of the people in the park do you think live in the west end?
steve

Phoenixville, PA

#10 Feb 9, 2008
Why don't we take more suggestions from people who live outside the city and don't pay Allentown taxes.
kevin McFagALot

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Feb 11, 2008
Iguess your kids are the only ones that are supposed to go to the playgroung and have fun, huh, Kevin McKenna? Some children have special needs. I just hope your kid isn't born with any birth defects. Better yet, I hope you aren't able to conceive. We wouldn't want anymore of your ignorance filtered out into the community.
Kids Suffer

Telford, PA

#12 Feb 11, 2008
pessimist Pete wrote:
The neiborhood playgrounds are actually more important for recreation. Almost everyone walks to them.
I agree.. Neighborhood parks are an important part of good communities. Too bad the great playground at Dodd School (South Allentown) hasn't been allowed to have its swings up for many years now. The principal of that school is a tyrant named Belardi who won't allow the swings to leave Dodd's basement.(Not that our Superintendant could give a darn.)

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