All of the park benches fronting Orange Street along the park need new wood slats. Right now, nobody can really use them.
You're right that these benches are in disrepair. Many of the benches in the park are and we'd love to fix them all. Unfortunately the Parks Department has finite resources. Right now Friends of East Rock Park has boards to fix about three benches and we're trying to prioritize which benches will be most used and are in the most need. If we focus on one or two of these, would you be willing to show up and help out?
Friends of East Rock Park
This is great. Let's try and make this happen. Please email me at email@example.com and we can continue the conversation. Thanks for your interest. If anyone else wants to help out or contribute, please let us know.
The Parks Dept. is incredibly responsive and fixed all of the benches along this corridor recently. Thanks to Ranger Dan, Christy Hass and others in Parks for making it happen. And thanks to all for raising the issue.
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