Florence Sheesley, St. Joseph
It amazes me how a splash pad grew into a huge water park with a $6 entrance fee. I don’t know what a season pass would be for a family of five. Our summer season is too short to have a huge, costly outdoor water park. Maintenance costs would be very high and sales tax money can’t be used for maintenance.
Since we are bringing in so much sales tax money and we have a council that likes to spend money, why not build two splash pads one at the Wobegon trail center and one at Kleinfelter park. With all the extra money build a walking/biking bridge (enclosed) over Division Street [Hwy 75] near College Avenue. We could connect the south walking path with the north walking path. One has to “run” across Division Street [Hwy 75] to make it in one light change.
It’s foolish to keep blowing money on architects and designers before evaluating the wishes and real needs of St. Joseph residents. Our council acts like they are a think tank for a large corporation with the duty to spend free money as fast as they can before it’s lost.