A New Riverfront Park In Miamisburg

A New Riverfront Park In Miamisburg

There are 17 comments on the WHIO-AM Dayton story from May 15, 2008, titled A New Riverfront Park In Miamisburg. In it, WHIO-AM Dayton reports that:

“A fun place to go, make a day of it. That's my hopes and dreams for Miamisburg.”

DAYTON, Ohio -- Miamisburg officials outlined plans for a $17 million riverfront park that would improve access to the Great Miami River and, they hope, boost downtown economic development. via WHIO-AM Dayton

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America Watcher

South Charleston, OH

#1 May 24, 2008
It will be a playground for the rich until the rich tire of it-- as they invariably do-- and then it will go to developers for high priced condominiums and apartments-- duh...
Handsome Duke of Hazard

West Chester, OH

#2 May 26, 2008
Yeah, tourists, cafes, casinos, boutiques, bars, restaurants, and shoppes will make up for all of those lost old-fashioned blue-collar jobs and dollars...even when we pester and arrest people for drinking and driving after they arrive. The Spring Flingers will pay for it all, ya'll, just like they do the malls.

Since: May 08

Miamisburg, OH

#3 May 28, 2008
The school district just passed a $80 million levy for new school buildings, will need more money to actually operate them, and the city wants to spend $17 million on a park? Miamisburg will never be a world renowned tourist destination, get over it, and use the money for something useful!
HOME ONWER ON THIRD ST

Mason, OH

#4 May 29, 2008
InTheBurg wrote:
The school district just passed a $80 million levy for new school buildings, will need more money to actually operate them, and the city wants to spend $17 million on a park? Miamisburg will never be a world renowned tourist destination, get over it, and use the money for something useful!
This is a great plan. We need to have a downtown that we can be proud of.
Adventurer

South Charleston, OH

#5 Jun 2, 2008
HOME ONWER ON THIRD ST wrote:
<quoted text> This is a great plan. We need to have a downtown that we can be proud of.
The only way you can ever have a hometown such as you describe is to take measures to clear the streets of "Colorful" and perhaps even "Shady" characters. Sometimes it feels as though it may not be safe to roam the streets without escort.
Billy

Tempe, AZ

#6 Jun 8, 2008
Adventurer wrote:
<quoted text>The only way you can ever have a hometown such as you describe is to take measures to clear the streets of "Colorful" and perhaps even "Shady" characters. Sometimes it feels as though it may not be safe to roam the streets without escort.
One of the major problems in miamisburg is the Shady Characters, do you relaize that the Miamisburg Police employ quite a few shady Characters themselves. Not only are some of them Shady, but when they do catch other Shady ones, they don't arrest them for true justice, they give them a free ride to keep commiting crimes as long as they tell on some other criminal once in a while. Maybe if they would just convict the original criminals, the streets really would clean up. We do have some good officers in our community, but they are kept at the bottom because they won't join forces with the "Shady" part of the force. If you don't believe this, hit the streets and ask around a little bit.

Since: May 08

West Milton, OH

#7 Jun 8, 2008
I agree that we need a vibrant downtown area that we can be proud of -- and part of that is cleaning up crime from 'shady characters'... But what exactly is that kind of downtown? Is it a $17 million dollar riverfront park? Is it having all the store fronts full of businesses and restaraunts? or something else? Ideas?
MERLE FULTZ

AOL

#8 Jun 18, 2008
Few people stop to consider the history of the Miami river corrider between Miamisburg and West Carrollton. In 1829 the first canal boat, the Governor Brown made passage from Cincinnati to Dayton through our young villages. This canal followed the game trail used later by native Americans on foot, eventually becoming Dixie highway. In one spot you can see the river, the canal, the highway, and the railroad, all of which is why our cities still exist. What would be a better use for the uninhabited area between, than a state or national historical area, perhaps fossil fuel free, for hikers and bikers as well as historians? I applaud Miamisburg for using what they have, and hope it becomes the bycycle destination of eastern Ohio. Think big.
Treon

South Charleston, OH

#9 Jun 23, 2008
There is no possible justification for spending all that money on a park near the river unless it would be the justification of creating new opportunities for the wealthy few. We just gave our non-traqnsparent school board millions to waste--we will soon face even more homeowner foreclosures-- we already don't have proper jobs-- soon, if the Republican Right keeps up their idiocy, we may be standing in bread lines-- to which we will have to walk... because we cannot afford gas... wake up and smell the roses.
Xenon

South Charleston, OH

#10 Jun 23, 2008
HOME ONWER ON THIRD ST wrote:
<quoted text> This is a great plan. We need to have a downtown that we can be proud of.
Yeah-- and I hope you are one of the few who can pay for it--
Xenon

South Charleston, OH

#11 Jun 23, 2008
InTheBurg wrote:
I agree that we need a vibrant downtown area that we can be proud of -- and part of that is cleaning up crime from 'shady characters'... But what exactly is that kind of downtown? Is it a $17 million dollar riverfront park? Is it having all the store fronts full of businesses and restaraunts? or something else? Ideas?
What wqe will end up with is a vacant downtown as the yuppie types come and go and start businesses and tire of them. Miamisburg has passed into history-- when the Mound closed, that was it-- forget it.
Life log Viking

Dayton, OH

#12 Jul 28, 2008
Late to see this comments party but better late than never.
Would you folks rather see it the way it was before? Thats it, keep things the same so you can complain how you have nothing to do downtown. I grew up on Riverview so trust me I know what starting with nothing feels like. The past 10 years have seen vast improvements downtown and my wife and 2 kids visit 10 times as often as we used to.
Leon Harrison

Independence, KY

#13 Aug 3, 2008
Treon wrote:
There is no possible justification for spending all that money on a park near the river unless it would be the justification of creating new opportunities for the wealthy few. We just gave our non-traqnsparent school board millions to waste--we will soon face even more homeowner foreclosures-- we already don't have proper jobs-- soon, if the Republican Right keeps up their idiocy, we may be standing in bread lines-- to which we will have to walk... because we cannot afford gas... wake up and smell the roses.
Are you so dumb that you cannot imagine from whence and from whom those social benefits come from, like ya know jobs and taxes? Play the lottery.
Leon Harrison

Independence, KY

#14 Aug 3, 2008
Spring Flingers will be big spenders along the river!

Cheap, cheap, cheap, we gotta compete! NCR, Frigidaire, Delco, Inland all gone. GEE! Why are all of these houses for sale? Why isn't anybody buying them? Sit-down restaurants, bars and tips drying up? The same for department stores? Barbers and bartenders? Oh, we need casinos! And riverfront adventure tourism! Where are all of those high-rollers supposed to come from, the ones whom are going to make up for the costs and losses of those old blue-collar dollars? And then bust them for DUIs outide of the nightlife! Yeah, the Spring Flingers will buy burgers and pop and fries, unlike these big-spending guys.
Fan of Leon The Man

Independence, KY

#15 Aug 3, 2008
InTheBurg wrote:
The school district just passed a $80 million levy for new school buildings, will need more money to actually operate them, and the city wants to spend $17 million on a park? Miamisburg will never be a world renowned tourist destination, get over it, and use the money for something useful!
Hey, maybe some of the local folks will finally be smart and literate enough to get their stuff printed on the Opinion page of the Miamisburg Snooze. We miss reading Leon Harrison's columns and letters that are printed and published by better editors.
You didnt write that

Fairborn, OH

#16 Aug 2, 2013
Handsome Duke of Hazard wrote:
Yeah, tourists, cafes, casinos, boutiques, bars, restaurants, and shoppes will make up for all of those lost old-fashioned blue-collar jobs and dollars...even when we pester and arrest people for drinking and driving after they arrive. The Spring Flingers will pay for it all, ya'll, just like they do the malls.
Wow, shut the fhuck up!
AF Vet

Fairborn, OH

#17 Aug 5, 2013
Leon talking to himself, again!

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