Letter: Valued Local Park

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.…" 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 — "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