Deborah Hamilton: Maintain current parks

April 25, 2014 

Regarding the April 16 news story “Council debates priorities for Raleigh parks”: The fact that the City Council has to debate the priorities for the parks is a huge red flag considering how determined it is to obtain the 300-plus acres of the Dorothea Dix property for a park when it doesn’t already have a plan for existing parks.

The City Council’s recent priorities concerning the parks seem to be with dog control and limiting leashes to 6 feet. The Dix property made into a park would be wonderful for Raleigh, but it would cost a fortune to get started and maintain and would leave existing parks further neglected.

Deborah Hamilton


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