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4 responses to “Will the Como Park swimming pool survive the budget cuts?”

  1. Jerry Ratliff

    I really liked most of the designs for the pool due to the increased vegation and listened to the German’s natural plan that sounded super (cheaper long term).
    It appears most of the complaints have to do with cars in the above comments. Perhaps charging for parking or a ramp or speed bumps is really the issue- especially on weekends. Cars are not very neighborhood friendly- my next door with 3 kids drives like a maniac down my street. Go figure. Whoever wrote what about other areas of the park hasn’t live here long to watch all the money going to other improvements in the park. Due to budget cuts the remodeling years ago was cut to a Kiddie Mushroom Pool.
    I look forward to lap swimming at Como next year- lap swimmers are locals so its truly a community asset for us.

  2. Lyn

    I liked the designs as well, but I feel they are more suited to a different location. I feel the park is getting over developed with attractions instead being the attraction itself. There is already too much traffic, especially on weekends and this will only add to it. I’d like to see a nice neighborhood pool (including lap pool) for the locals to use. Not a huge attraction that will bring in hordes from the 7 country area.

  3. Mary Ann

    Lovely designs notwithstanding, the Como Park neighborhood simply does not have the infrastructure to support this luxury. For example, I am unable to invite visitors to my home on the weekends or durin day-time hours during the spring, summer, or early fall because of the parking and traffic congestion resulting from visits to the already-exisitng attractions at Como. In addition to inconvenience, visitors park in front of the fire hydrants on a daily basis, presenting a safety hazard to my home; no car ever has been ticketed despite this regular occurrance.

    I also question the goal of having this type of facility in this location. Como is a historic park, one whose history centered on providing urban residents with a connection to nature. Amusement centers, like a water park, are not in keeping with the intention of this historic resource.

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