I like to talk about ‘common sense government’, so when I see something like this, I really start scratching my head. (Item #4 consent agenda) Of course, I have known for a long time they have been planning the stockyard park across the street from JM’s. Ever since the city decided to close the mostly FREE Horse Barn arts center to build a butcher shop museum in Falls Park, the wheels were in motion.

Don’t get me wrong, parks are a wonderful thing, especially when private donations are involved. But doesn’t anyone with the city or associated with the project think building a park like this across the street from a stink factory is a good idea? Why not put it in the middle of the city landfill? Ironically, you know what location would make a perfect farm-themed park? A couple miles to the east on the Lacey property.

Sometimes I wonder if city leaders ever use their brains when concocting some of these proposals.

2 Thoughts on “Am I missing something here?

  1. It reminds me of the attempted Worthington, MN farm tourist attraction that failed big time.

  2. legerdemain on September 1, 2017 at 6:42 pm said:

    Yes, the Lacey property would be the perfect location for such a park.

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