The Franklin Park Coalition wants to applaud new Parks Commissioner Chris Cook for long-overdue park clean-up projects. The commissioner’s leadership means that the standard use of a beautiful Franklin Park hillside, Scarboro Hill, to store sand, soil, gravel and park debris has ceased. Visit the site! There’s a long view of the golf course and clubhouse, the historic plaques are once again visible, and park walkers no longer need think they have walked into a maintenance area.
The site just outside the Franklin Park Yard, the home of citywide park maintenance operations, along the much-used walking loop in the park looks as though it is also receiving much-needed attention. Long a place for Parks Department dumping, piles of soil have been removed, a first step towards reclaiming this area as parkland for the thousands of community members who walk the 2.25-mile loop for exercise, even in this winter weather.
Thank you, Commissioner Cook! The Franklin Park Coalition looks forward to another year of productive work together.
Franklin Park Coalition