This letter was submitted to the LongmeadowBuzz blog by Marjorie Morgan, a long time resident of Longmeadow.
On the eve of the Memorial Day holidays many in
Longmeadow received a E-mail from Longmeadow Parks and Recreation Dept. The good
news is that the Reynolds Pool at Greenwood will open June 16th.
And by the way, Bliss Pool will not open this year, hoping for "a stronger season next year". What does that mean? Stronger what?
First, half the town is left with no open pool. The Bliss Park playground is heavily utilized. No swim for these kids. Many of the kids who use this pool ride their bike there. No one drives them. Just look at the bike racks on a hot day.
This has been a difficult year for our community and it’s children. Schools were closed, opened, who knew what next. Closing a well known loved activity simply does not make sense.
Our community spoke out to Save Alex’s Bagel Shop....we did it. Let the Select Board know how you feel. Let the town manager know and ask Parks and Rec how we can be stronger!
This comes under the heading “ if it isn’t one thing it’s another”. Don’t let this slip by. We need to balance resources....!