An editorial in the Review would like us to believe there were never lots in Winslow available for sale for parks and that's why the land use commission has not bought any. I beg to differ with this "presentation" as one of the first (if not the first) lot the Open Space Commission considered was a lot close to cohousing that would have been a perfect pocket park at a cheap price. The commission (only people living outside of Winslow?) declined to buy...
On the corner of Wood and Winslow Way, the wooden lot could also have been bought... so claiming there were no opportunities to buy land dowtown for parks seems like a misrepresentation of what happened.
There was indeed a bias against buying land for parks in Winslow. It is now becoming clear with the increase of population in Winslow that indeed it should be a priority.
On the other hand it is totally true that renovating the strawberry pier property at the end of Weaver Avenue should be a priority as it is parkland available right now. Is something planned? When is it going to happen? If not, why?
Key properties in this neighborhood also exist along Shepard Way.
The trail linking both ends of Shepard Way should be planted with trees and flowers...
In terms of new money being needed, maybe it should be clear that funding should go for Winslow's acquisitions?