Montgomery County might be strapped for cash, but the board of supervisors has demonstrated acutely shortsighted vision by turning down free land for a park not once but twice.
The gift of 44 acres behind the Thomas Lane neighborhood of Prices Fork first came before supervisors a couple of years ago from Anne Price Yates. She is a granddaughter of Harvey Price, a former dean of agriculture at Virginia Tech who once farmed the property. She offered it for a park and asked that it be named in her ancestor’s honor. The Prices Fork community already bears the family name.
Supervisors turned her down.