Acknowledged by: Burlington, VT

POISON IVY IN POPULAR AREA OF LEDDY PARK AREA Acknowledged

2 Leddy Park Road Burlington, Vermont Show on Map Hide Map
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Reporter

Issue ID:

742232

Submitted To:

Burlington, VT

Category:

Capital improvements and long-term projects

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9789 times

Neighborhood:

Burlington Electric

Reported:

on

Tagged:

signs, tree, graffiti, heat

Description

Poison ivy, Leddy Park, in area between soccer fields, racket courts, upper parking lot, playground and basketball court. The area is heavily used by local families, people walk through this area, and children chase balls into poison ivy infected areas. On weekend when there are soccer games, the area is packed with children. In contrast, an area next to Leddy arena that is rarely used is overly groomed. This area needs growth of trees and brush to prevent erosion of the soil which is causing the shoreline to erode. Trees are falling into the lake. There are dangerous sand cliffs that could give way. Needs to be roped off with warning signs, and growth allowed to recover to help stabilize the bank. Meanwhile, mowing needs to be done in the area of poison ivy. A grandmother told us her grandchild had been hospitalized with ivy skin poisoning after coming to watch a soccer game. NPA and Graffiti team painted a huge mural on back of old theater and requested a few picnic tables in the area to create family-friendly atmosphere.


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