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Bloomington hears from Franklin Park neighbors

Fri, 01 Feb 2013 03:52:16 CST
By: Lee Strubinger

Bloomington hears from Franklin Park neighbors The City of Bloomington is getting input from the community about what can be done to enhance Franklin Park, which is nestled in an historic part of the city. The Director of Parks and Recreation for Bloomington, John Kennedy, presented three playground options to several community members at a public meeting in the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. Bloomington Resident Marty Seigel says after seeing the options--there was a sense of betrayal from Franklin Park area residents by the city...

"We heard a lot of things tonight. There are people who come to take pictures there, people play frisbee in that park, there are children. It's a very small park. There used to be a memorial in that park. I think these options need to be weighed very carfully by the people who care the most and spend their time there everyday."
Seigel says Franklin Park is a beautiful, old park and the neighbors love it. She says Franklin is very different and doesn't need to look like newer parks on the east side of Bloomington.

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