Thursday, July 29, 2010
What is Hartford's most important historical asset? For my money, it's the park system. It's beautiful, iconic, and--above all--useful, giving recreation, greenery, and a little peace of mind to everyone since Victorian times. But as heavily used as the parks are, they're also heavily abused: Too many people treat them as giant trash cans. That's why it's great to see the new mayor, Pedro Segarra, announce a "Week of the Parks" for August 23-28. According to his press release, city crews (including some seasonal hires) will descend on a different park each day for a clean-up. A one-shot, feel-good project? Yeah, maybe. But it's a long-overdue start. And it'll at least get people thinking about the value of Hartford parks. No investment of time, money, or hope in them is wasted.
Posted by Kevin Flood at 11:01 PM