Is it possible for someone to tell me when this tract of land really became a park and not only that, but one with a name? I have lived in Downingtown for over 15 years and I have never seen anyone make good use of what is being called Kardon Park. Why is that? Is it because people still tend to dump their unwanted materials there? Or is it because it becomes a mud pit when it rains, or how about the fact that it wasn't even close to being an area that was sellable till they tore down the old building and put Rite Aid in? What possibly could draw a person to this "park" to walk and enjoy nature? I don't think it's the "wetlands" that were mentioned as we only have two heron that live near and around here....a white one and a blue one and of course a plethora of geese, but I do not think the geese will be too upset if we clean this area up and like anyone can go to another eating establishment or bar down the street if they don't like the one they are in the geese can manage to waddle over to The Ponds where I am sure the atmosphere is much more like "Cheers" in the respect as that's where everyone goes anyway. The builder was willing to clean up the area and there were plans in the makings for some new traffic patterns and egress so that there would not be the suspected and complained about congestion. Tax revenue would come into the borough which is sorely needed as many places do not see Downingtown as a mecca of growth and businesses are not first inclined to think of our little spot in the county.
But it has come down to some judge on some bench that appears to think that this tract is really a park and is beneficial to everyone.....really? So since that is the case I propose that the "Friends of Kardon Park" (I still have trouble saying that without either snickering or furrowing my brow) foot the cost of the toxic clean up and maintaining of the "park" so that they can stop pretending that something is really there when it's not. Oh yeah and when you are done with that how about you hot foot it over to Johnsontown Park (one that really does exist by the way) and help us clean up our end of town where people could honestly benefit from someone helping us as we are working to actually raise the quality of life. How about putting some effort into a worthwhile project? There really is a park here with running water and residents here not some trumped up image of something you would like it to be.