To the editor:
I’ve enjoyed your editorials regarding the changes needed in Marion.
You asked for suggestions. While this is not of the nature or scope of those you’ve mentioned, I noticed something while I was back for Old Settlers’ Day.
There’s no doubting the value and beauty of Central Park. However, I wish something could be done to improve the entrance to the park. The railing, while functional and well maintained, is utilitarian, at best. It’s served the community well for as far back as my memory goes and much farther, I am sure.
I think it’s time to replace the steel pipe railing with something just as sturdy but more esthetically pleasing to the eye. Currently, it’s like having a $50 door on a million dollar mansion—it works, but doesn’t enhance the overall look.
With the new gazebo going in (let’s hope they contract with Terminex this time) this would be the perfect time to add the final touch to the park.