Editor: Thanks to the current county commissioners, all the monies spent on Walsingham Park has turned into an unused, bug-infested wasteland of dead foliage everywhere and infested with exotic vines killing not only roadside foliage but trail paths that are impassable at times.
After personally burning up two expensive trolling motors in trying to negotiate just the upper portion of the lake, I have not put my boat in the water but once this year.
There have been times when people could not put a boat in the water due to clogged up ramps. So much for the millions of dollars spent to build a park that nobody uses.
Now the fishing museum is being forced to vacate its premises, which is a valuable tool for locals, visitors and especially the young people to learn valuable lessons on what Florida has to offer them.
Apparently, these things are no longer important enough for our leaders.
If you are not going to repair an empty property, tear it down. If you are not going to care for a park that costs millions to complete, close it up and prepare to pack your bags.
My last inquiry into the conditions at the lake and park in general resulted in the same old excuses: budget cuts and lots of personnel.
Apparently, the people that still have jobs are not interested in the conditions. How about this? Pool all the resources and personnel from all the parks and send them to a different park, the worst first, for several days to do cleanup, mowing, cutting out area foliage, removing exotics and cleaning up pathways and trails. If they canít do the job, get rid of them and hire people who are willing to work. Also, ask for volunteers. This was done years ago on Lake Seminole by the local fishing club and was a big success until people looking for political gains got involved.
I would also be interested in learning if our commissioners as a whole have ever walked, biked or driven through our parks in the last couple of years?