[RP TownTalk] Calvert Park
somefool at dvnt.com
Tue Nov 28 00:39:17 UTC 2006
Kira, Thanks for posting!
I have not seen Calvert Park in anything but good shape, but then I guess
I haven't climbed the steps in a few months.
Today I stopped on my way home at the hardware store for graffiti remover,
and obliterated the ugly three-way race-war from the phone box in front of
Gepetto's. I guess I just wanted to brag. And now I have. Cleaning up
condoms sounds like less fun.
4605 Queensbury Road
On Mon, 27 Nov 2006, kira branson wrote:
> I am wondering what can be about the Calvert Park area alongside
> Riverdale road nearly across from Riverdale Elementary.
> Being a nice day I took my lunch from school to the park by the river,
> something I will not do again anytime soon. Aside from the trash
> scattered about, which seems absurd considering the amount of public
> trash cans, I lost count of the condoms laying about and relationally
> lost my appetite.
> I guess it is a good thing that condoms at least are being used but I
> doubt the park is an appropriate nor legal venue for these activities.
> I know fences, clocks, parades and politics...thoughtfull growth and
> development topics are part of this community but down past the historic
> neighborhoods and brick paved sidewalks, around where the surviving
> feral hens, cocks and other wild things live, there extends the town of
> Riversdale and even though we haven't entirely figured out how to
> integrate different cultures and socio-economic groups in Riverdale let
> alone the world, to ignore the separateness and coincidentally condom
> refuse is to prevent the wholesome growth and development of this whole
> What can be done about the nocturnal orgies occurring in the park,
> should it be a concern for the image of River dale and the healthy
> living conditions of the people in the surrounding apartments. Is it a
> reflection of some underlying issue that should be dealt with by our
> whole community. In my opinion it is hard for a community to have a
> healthy self-esteem when it is surrounded by trash reflecting self and
> communal disrespect.
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