Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Spray On

Am I the only one who can't wait for one of these new-fangled city spray parks to open up in my area? Currently, there is one in Troy Hill, with construction under way for a Beechview park. I think I can walk to the one planned for Beltzhoover. Adults can use them, right? I'm also proud to see the city investing money in some disadvantaged areas. They may not be re-opening any closed public pools, but they are replacing them with something fun and refreshing. Instead of cutting back on amenities, this is an example of a smart budgeting compromise where the city spends a lot less money than a traditional pool, but the neighborhoods still benefit.

Added bonus: Suburban Moms venturing into Troy Hill for the first time - and enjoying it. Now if only we can get Shady Side Moms to head there...

1 comment:

Bram Reichbaum said...

Troy Hill, Beechview, Beltzhoover. Fascinating.

You want a splash park? Plug in a lawn sprinkler. Or pop open a fire hydrant.

No, seriously, but since the city is broke, this is okay. Would like to see one out behind Bakery Square.