Letter: Valued Local Park

To the Editor:

This letter is in response to H. Jay Spiegel's suggestion that the Lamond property be sold to fund the development of the North Hill Park. I choose not to address his recommendation of selling one "local serving park" to fund another "local serving park". He further states that the "Lamond property has been largely unused.ā€¦" Lamond Park, now McCutcheon Park, is one of 34 parks in the Mount Vernon District that is designated as a neighborhood or community park. McCutcheon Park is classified as a community park ā€” "a smaller local serving park .... and consists of casual play facilities and natural areas fragments." I walk through McCutcheon Park almost everyday and encounter others doing so. Unused? Maybe by Mr. Spiegel but not by the community it was meant to serve.

Susan Palmer