We try to cover the activities at our parks because they can significantly improve the quality of life in the neighborhood. I’ve seen Overington park change over the last several years and it is entirely the work of the Friends of Overington park (FOOP). I will not name the names but it is a small core group of people who have done this work. The city stands by and waits for a group like this to come along and then they offer some assistance but if it were not for the Friends of Overington park, that park would be a blight on the community. Yes it does still have some problems but they would be far worse without the FOOP watching over it.
There has been a plan in place for the Department of Recreation to build a tool shed for the tools and supplies the group uses for maintenance. It would be on a concrete foundation and have a brick exterior. It would be secured naturally and make it a lot easier to maintain the park. A few residents of homes in the area have raised objections to its construction. Now the Department of Recreation wants to take another look at the issue.
We would never stand in the way of people making their opinion known but we want to make sure everybody gets a fair chance to do so. We have set up an online petition to approve the construction of the tool shed and move ahead with the project. It is directed at Barbara McCabe, the Parks Coordinator, for the City. In addition, it also goes to councilwoman Sanchez office.
If you support what the Friends of Overington park has done over the years to make the neighborhood better, follow this link and sign the petition.