After numerous phone calls and letters to the City of Red Deer Parks Department regarding the property at the northwest corner of Coronation Park by the residents in the neighbourhood of Woodlea, I have decided to write this letter.
Many of us have called the phone number posted on the For Sale sign on the property with no results. Complaints to the city do not generate any action.
Since the property was sold and the house destroyed, the lot has not been maintained. There is a crop of Canada thistles blooming on this property as I write this.
I notice that a Cindy Jefferies election campaign sign is posted on this weedy eyesore. I suggest that is not an image that someone running for mayor would want to present.
I also notice that we have a blooming patch of Canada thistle on the east side of Waskasoo Creek in Coronation Park.
I suggest that there is an opportunity here for the city to appropriate this property and extend Coronation Park to the northwest corner of 46th Avenue and 52nd Street. In the meantime, the weeds and grass should be cut down.
The lots in this neighbourhood are beautiful and well maintained. They should not have to put up with this mess.