Nashua debates where to site playground
The playground should not be a source of contention, said Sy Mahfuz of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce.
"No one is against your project," said Kimberly Muise, member of the Nashua Board of Education. Muise, however, said she has serious concerns about the lack of parking at Greeley Park, and the substantial traffic along Concord Street.
Although some people disagree with Greeley Park as the playground's future home, others say a different site within the park should be considered. Currently, organizers are proposing that the playground be built on the west side of Greeley Park behind an existing stone bathhouse.
"Whatever decisions we make now, we really need to think about," said Muise, adding it would be devastating to have to revisit this issue after the playground has been built and realize that a parking lot must be added.
Legacy Playground was introduced more than a year ago when former graduates from Leadership Greater Nashua began spearheading a community project to raise $250,000 for the state's largest universally accessible playground designed for people of all ages and abilities — a gift to the city. To date, more than $130,000 has been raised to build the structure that still has no place to call home.
The Board of Aldermen will eventually have to authorize any decision that would directly impact Greeley Park.
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