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Letter: Protect The Park

To the Editor:

Despite a recent proposal by the city to the contrary, Founders Park should not be used for private events.

Anybody who visits Founders Park knows how much the park is enjoyed by families from many backgrounds. It is the type of public facility that we hope all of the waterfront will become.

It will be truly unfortunate if private parties are able to deprive these families the opportunity to enjoy Founders Park.

Moreover, a significant portion of the northern half of Founders Park is already used for a dog park, making it both uninviting for the general public, and unsuitable for young families.

The public should not be further denied enjoyment of the park by permitting private events to occupy the southern half of the park.

Howard Bergman

Alexandria