Save Pendleton-King park!
We read in the Chronicle that there is a move to sell this lovely preserve to private developers. That would be a disaster for the many visitors familiar with the many different things this park now offers: an arboretum for education; a challenging wooded trail for walkers and runners; a dog run park; a disc golf course; a lake for geese and ducks and egrets; a swamp where on any given day you might see a muskrat, turtles, frogs, maybe a snake, or beavers and (love ‘em or hate ‘em), their impressive water’s edge architecture; tennis courts (to be restored?); barbecue facilities for small or large parties; some delightful, specialized gardens and much more.
While clamoring to save this park I have to salute the earlier developers and maintenance people who have folded all these different usages together while preserving the natural, leafy feeling of this unique place.
Write the paper, write your Augusta commissioners. We need to stop the destruction before it starts!
(Editor’s note: Negotiations are under way to save the park, but the time for vigilance has not yet passed.)