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Greatest politcal Ad of the year. Thanks Navy Seals!
I hope Dan does not mind me posting this…Never been clear on rules and regulations for blogs if there are any.
Yesterday, they started the clear cutting in our Historic Elmwood Park in the start of its $6 Million make over. If you have any fond memories of the park as we have known it since 85 when they spend $1 million to re-do it as what we have had for the past 27 years. The beautiful, natural slopping hill sides will be terraced to turn in into a entertainment venue for the new amphitheater. Go take your pictures now if you want the memories.
WHY THE CITY IS SPENDING $6 MILLION ON ELMWOOD PARK
I’d like to fill you in if you are not up to date with what and why the city is spending six million on a remake of our Historic Elmwood Park. Our city manager stated awhile back he wanted Elmwood Park to be a destination for everyone, not just for the festivals….Well, that was well and good, but it never materialized as such. Instead, the city is spending six million to turn our downtown, priceless green space into an entertainment venue. Much of the make over is solely to accommodate the vendors in the park for festivals. Over a million to be spent underground for the electrical wiring etc. to spread the vendors further out into the park, even up around on the rock hill. NONE of this benefits the public and in NO WAY makes Elmwood a destination for the people, other than the homeless. In fact, Elmwood Park, will almost be next to nothing as far as what is supposed to be a park. One of the reason’s for tearing our historic 25,000 seat Victory Stadium was to build a new modern amphitheater there, as it should have been. In my opinion, destroying the natural slopping hillside amphitheater that has served the city well from day one is a crying shame…..But, this is progress for the future…to bring more money for the vendors and downtown…..it’s always about money isn’t it. We no longer are aloud to bring a picnic lunch, blanket and sit on the hillside for concerts the way it was intended for over a hundred years. It’s all about to force you to spend money with the vendors.
love the pictures.
I remember playing in Elmwood Park when I was a kid. At that time – early 60′s – there was a large pond where the stage now sits, that was home to a few beautiful swans. It was a fun day to go visit the park with stale bread and rubber boots!
I like the idea of the Amphitheater. It beats sitting on the grassy hillside. Maybe once the library system is obsolete (and it will be) they will tear down that building and replace it with trees and paths.
Another great photo!!
One look at the Pavilion/Amphitheater in Charlottesville and the amount of entertainment had there should be enough to prove why Roanoke needs Elmwood park to be completely re-done.
That there is no place in Roanoke for live music that can accomodate large crowds is a sin. And don’t try to sell me on the Civic Center, either. Ha!
I am sure you would be equally as cheerful of an ad from the military supporting Obama? Who the hell am I kidding. Then they would probably be called traitors.
Gdad, I don’t know if you’ve ever eaten at Queso Southwestern Grill in the market bldg, but they have a lot of gluten free options. I saw a special gf menu by their cash register this evening.
When Michelle Malkin calls a conservative out, you know they’ve gone too far. Ann Coulter must be desperate for attention. No wonder Suzie likes her so much. It’s that birds of a feather thing.
That is a great photo, Dan!
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