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Old 09-03-2008, 01:15 PM
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Just a thought--why not your hose, and your water, and your yard? Or one of those rite-of-passage plastic Wal-Mart pools for the smaller ones?
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Old 09-03-2008, 01:21 PM
 
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I don't believe cat was talking about the fountains which are meant to be used for recreation. She was talking about the fountains at main plaza, I wouldn't imagine those are safe to play in (I wouldn't let my kids do it anyway).
TTG....I haven't actually paid attention when I wiz through downtown to sit and watch the fountains at Main Plaza. I just know that they are new....and apparently what FF wants to see more of in a recreational setting. I suppose it's ok for kids to get wet and play around a little in the new fountains, but just my POV, it's not a "destination" place for summer fun....no parking, bathroom facilities....and I could see some rowdy kids running through and cracking heads if it got too congested.

I'm hearing her say that she just wants more free public places in city parks with this kind of feature. It looks like Bowie has good info on one in the planning stages ....and if it's successful then she might get what she's wishing for.

My point was she addressed the conservation points I mentioned, so I explained what I personally knew about that....and some of the conservation history in the past.

FF....the fountains a Chris Park are similar, but it was a private donation by Linda Pace and very small. It's open to the public, and would be a nice visit and starting place until you see progress on the horizon.

Reading back on this entire thread, I think you just needed a good vent....which is ok every once in a while. Questions are good. You have a good pro-active mind. You might be very effective addressing the City Council about some of these issues.
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Old 09-03-2008, 02:35 PM
 
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I don't believe cat was talking about the fountains which are meant to be used for recreation. She was talking about the fountains at main plaza, I wouldn't imagine those are safe to play in (I wouldn't let my kids do it anyway).
Well I'm not sure what WCat was referring to.... but she mentioned "swimming in" and "filling" fountains so I thought there might be a mis-communication as to what I was referring to.

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Just a thought--why not your hose, and your water, and your yard? Or one of those rite-of-passage plastic Wal-Mart pools for the smaller ones?
Absolutely fine (and we do use the sprinkler and a kiddie pool), but what I had in mind was less likely to lead to squishy, muddy toes, and in an ideal scenario, a fountain for cooling off with a nice play structure nearby as well for climbing around when dry... and my yard doesn't have that feature.

WCat Yes, it was a bit of a rant/vent, because I was aware of these sorts of facilities in other areas. It's just so hot and the parks are often empty as a result... and I absolutely cannot forgive the lack of strategic tree-planting! It is the height of idiocy, IMO, to see large,modern, fancy play structures all over town burning in the blazing sun, guaranteed to melt your child's skin right off the bone if they are foolish enough to try and "play" in summer. There are parks that have shade, but there are many many more with none and it's nutty.

This IS South Texas after all.

We are definitely excited about Chris Park and will be checking it out very soon. We had no idea it existed before finding out here on CD!
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