I watched the July 30, 2012 city council meeting on Access 7 and was glad to hear our city manager, Jim Puffalt, finally bring attention to members of council the issue with Westview playpark.
I do, however, question a "winter park." Children from not only Westview, but from the whole city have been tobogganing on that hill for more than 40 years, with no problems. The Westview paddling pool is beyond repair (after years of neglect), and after talking to several of the families with young children now moving to Westview, it is time that these children have a summer park within walking distance.
There are existing water lines from the paddling pool, so a spray park on the south side of the city with access to Luscar Park (for tag-along brothers and sisters) would be a welcome addition.
I agree that our city should do everything possible to promote walking paths, green spaces and parks, but the new park on Fourth Street (at what cost) isn't being used and there was a suggestion to play music so people know where it is? I thought there were benches, etc. near the court house where people could sit, relax, have their lunch?
I would suggest that before our city worries about more parks or an outdoor pool (yes, we need one) we should look after and maintain what we already have.
The Westview citizens deserve more. We have been ignored for too long.