Comment 18076

By statius (registered) | Posted February 07, 2008 at 00:42:32

Highwater writes: "You don't need grass to have a people-friendly place. Think of all those paved piazzas in Europe with nary a blade in sight. Attractive hard landscaping with lots of seating and beds with native shrubs and grasses would be better for the environment, much more attractive and interesting to look at, and if properly designed, much more conducive to social interaction. "

I completely agree with this. I've often felt that Gore Park would be much better served by some attractive paving than the turf that's currently there. I suspect the grass is something of a holdover from the days when the Gore resembled something like an English style Victorian garden park. Time for something more self-consciously urban in my view ... although the idea of a leafy oasis amidst the clamor of city life is not without its charms, I must admit.

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