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Originally posted by piehead piehead wrote:

Originally posted by Barb Wire Barb Wire wrote:


If you don't believe in Forestucky Park, why not conduct your own tooth to resident ratio analysis?  I think you might be surprised.

I'd be curious where it is you hang out as I have never seen this to be true. Do share.


Just hangin in the hood.  Someday when I have the time, I'll set up a photo-journey of the things I look at regularly that have shaped my impression of the area and it's inhabitants. Until then, this is getting off topic, which is going to draw the ire of watcher before long, so let's leave it be. 

My opinion remains that the monument is cheap, tacky and wasteful.
How's that Roos property working out for YOU?
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I don't think it was built with any FP money. I think it was done through donations. People buying those bricks that are on the ground, raffles, donations, etc. It was basically unused park space.

And heck if it was designed by a bunch of 16" softball "guys" what type of monument were you expecting? The Bean in Grant Park?
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The current monument was built using funds raised privately and as someone who lives near it I happen to think it looks nice.  I don't think it tacky or wasteful.  I do hope it will not be vandalized, but I am glad to see it progressing. 

I was walking one of my dogs with my ex the other night and we checked out the site after the displays had been lit and she commented that she wished Oak Park (she still lives in what was "our" house) had a park like ours.

Barb, I personally take great offense to the name Forestucky Park.  I have all my original teeth sans one which has been crowned.  I make a rather decent living and I am rather happy in FoPa.  I do wish I lived north of the Ike as I love to stroll downtown, but I am close to Station Park and within walking distance of the dog park (ok, only walking distance for my GSD as the Shar-PEis would pass out from exhaustion and never play there).

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A 500,000 check was given to the Softball Hall of Fame to be used to create the new building. Thank you Shar..we had guests from oot who thought it was great and cannot wait to see it completed.

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