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MOODY PARK CLAREMONT, NH JULY 2014
On a recent visit to Claremont's Moody Park, these are some of the devastating, disgusting, and embarrassing scenes which I encountered as I drove through the park with my camera. Even though I had heard reports about a "war zone" from the logging, I was even more surprised to see the deplorable conditions throughout the park from non-removal of the logging debris including branches and wood, pavement deterioration, grass growing in the cracks of the surface of the tennis court, poorly maintained utility buildings and bathroom building, and dirty picnic tables as well as picnic areas in utter disarray. Is this how city officials take care of a gift to the citizens? Even more disgusting is the fact that there is a half a million dollars in the parks dept. budget; so why isn't this park being taken care of? When the Parks budget was smaller and taxes were lower, the park was kept and maintained excellently. We are paying higher taxes, and yet, we lack services. It is inexcusable, and the people of Claremont need to hold the officials responsible. Will Moody Park become yet another statistic as the Goodwin Community Center, the Outdoor Pool, and the Junior Sports League Building? It is almost as if this park is purposely being allowed to become rundown. Cynthia Howard