[GeoStL] Re: St. Louis County Park Closures

  • From: Susan Ring <susanmring@xxxxxxx>
  • To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 08:02:49 -0500

At our new park (Lakeside 370) they just started charging a small fee (for 
nonresidents) for fishing or putting in a boat, with the money going toward 
park maintenance.  I asked the folks at the ranger station how it was going and 
they said great.  So apparently folks don't seem to mind the small fee for 
selected park services.

About the park closings....
I'm not sure that the intention is actually to find the money to keep the parks 
open.  I don't live in St. Louis County so I don't have a say, but those of you 
who do and who care about these parks  might want to take a look at this 


I'm trying super hard not to touch on any kind of politics here on the list, 
but it's curious to me that the only items in the whole budget he could find  
to cut are parks and snow removal.

I can only speak for myself, but if I lived in the County I would be giving the 
appropriate folks in government an earful real quick.


On Nov 2, 2011, at 7:23 AM, Maggie Madonia wrote:

> I am not sure why they just don't consider charging a nominal fee especially 
> for Lone Elk and George Winter.  Who wouldn't pay .50 to go to Lone Elk or 
> launch a jet ski at George Winter.   (or to fish at Suson Park, maybe a 
> yearly pass for a few bucks) I would versus losing these parks.
> On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 6:05 AM, Dan Baldenweck <harp8n@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> St. Louis County is proposing closing some parks because of a budgetary 
> shortfall.  The list includes some of the biggies:  West Tyson, Greensfelder, 
> Lone Elk, Simpson...and many more.  
> Here's a map:
> http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&vpsrc=6&ctz=300&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=211388461394182029991.0004b0b1e3d928ccdeb1d&t=m&ll=38.659778,-90.43396&spn=0.53618,0.75531&z=10&source=embed

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