Comment 112341

By ergopepsi (registered) | Posted June 18, 2015 at 11:38:09 in reply to Comment 112340

Consider Central Park in New York City. Imagine the massive profitability of developing that land that is surrounded by one of the most densely populated regions of North America. But they don't do it because the people need that space to retreat to to get a bit of fresh air and sun. Just an interesting aside - in the 1800's before the park was established residents of NY would relax and picnic in graveyards in the absence of more appropriate green space.

The entire Golden Horseshoe as you know is now operating under the Places To Grow policy which will be increasing intensification where infrastructure currently exists. If we plow over that land we will have more houses, sure, but where will our Central Park be? The escarpment is nice but it is not a park. You can't picnic on a cliff or limestone boulders. The RBG? Maybe, but it is not very 'central'.

I would much prefer to leave that land as a simple park. Zip lines and tube rides are not for everyone, you would have to pay for it and I think they would detract from the landscape. A park with a splash pad and play structure for kids and just a lot of green space with nice big trees to relax under I think would be perfect.

Comment edited by ergopepsi on 2015-06-18 11:38:50

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