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Re: Leonard Gordon Park planning meeting details?
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By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal
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on December 06, 2016 at 7:50 AM

Leonard Gordon Park, located in the Western slope just north of Manhattan Avenue, may be the city's most unusual park.

It's not just the bison and bear statues that make the 5.6-acre, century-old park distinctive. Its steep hills also set it apart, making it a perfect spot for sledding when snow comes, even if the slopes cause rainwater to drain into little pools and in nearby homes. Its nickname is "Mosquito Park."

The park, named after a soldier who served in the Union Army during the Civil War, is also at the center of a tug-of-war between two community groups that have been bickering over how the city should spend $700,000 earmarked for renovations.

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Thanks a lot, that does fill me in. What a way to hold a neighborhood hostage! It's jarring to see the difference between Riverview-fisk and gordon park, natural advantages of riverview notwithstanding.

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This might provide some background:

By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal
Email the author | Follow on Twitter
on December 06, 2016 at 7:50 AM

Leonard Gordon Park, located in the Western slope just north of Manhattan Avenue, may be the city's most unusual park.

It's not just the bison and bear statues that make the 5.6-acre, century-old park distinctive. Its steep hills also set it apart, making it a perfect spot for sledding when snow comes, even if the slopes cause rainwater to drain into little pools and in nearby homes. Its nickname is "Mosquito Park."

The park, named after a soldier who served in the Union Army during the Civil War, is also at the center of a tug-of-war between two community groups that have been bickering over how the city should spend $700,000 earmarked for renovations.

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I'd love to hear it any recap as well. How do I get involved? Any actionable steps? It's the forgotten park, really.

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I'm curious if anyone who attended the planning meeting last night can offer a recap of the meeting.

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