To the editor:
I so agree with Susan Joseph’s well-thought-out comment on the need for small neighborhood parks.
The best example I have experienced of such neighborhood park planning is in Montreal, Canada.
Every few blocks within the communities, there are green spaces with benches and enough areas where moms can gather while children play on just a few swings and slides and climbing apparatus. Nothing very fancy, but safe and adequate and walking-accessible.
Sandy Springs city planning officials need to make these parks a priority, if our goal is to make our city family-friendly. Also, all subdivisions need to be made responsible for including such parks in their design, along with sidewalks and bike paths.
Although I’m a senior citizen (42 years in Sandy Springs) I look forward to seeing these parks on the drawing board for Sandy Springs.