The new trend in news is “crowd sourced reporting”. Yes, it’s a way to get work done for free, but it’s also a way to cover more ground in more depth than one person can manage.
Can we give it a shot?
Elm Park is a wreck. Two of the five swings are missing, and the ones that remain are mounted hilariously high from the ground. A spring toy is gone, and two garbage cans have been removed. Trash seems to be more prevalent, and there is a nasty patch of broken glass. Your correspondent has called several times about the missing equipment, and nothing has come of it.
The community has obviously been taking care of things; I know I’m not the only one picking up garbage, and someone has been making repairs to the climbing net. Community help is not enough, though–and frankly it’s not our job.
So, here is what I propose: can you, dear reader, take a gander at the park near you? See if things are as they should be, and are as they were. If this is systemic neglect, armed with info, I am sure we can get things fixed.
If you see something in your park, leave a comment or send me an email.
My daughter is a future basketball star. That swing is at my bum level—and I’m 6’2″.