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Kristin Garaas-Johnson, Grand Forks, letter: Smiley Park would give ownership, pride

Published 08/13/2009

As a member of the Near North Neighborhood Association, I am frustrated by the Park District’s response to our request to change the name of Midtown Park to Smiley Park. After a year-long struggle with the Park District to determine the responsibility for upkeep and management of the playground facilities, our neighborhood has put in a great deal of time cleaning up the area and lobbying for improved equipment and grounds, allowing for safe equipment and a pleasing landscape that other city parks receive.

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