When is a park not a park?

Three years of fenced off park . . .

Promises three years old of “Park Renewal”

When is a park not a park?


When it’s Peace Park, Chippendale.


For over three years we’ve watched in growing wonder at the succession of failed attempts to manage the park, in particular to grow traditional grass there.


The latest grass growing effort has seen the park fenced off for some nine months.


If a park is not used for over half the time because it’s being ‘maintained’, does it cease to become a park and take on the character of:

(a)  an experiment

(b) a display of incompetence

(c) a waste of money

(d) free entertainment by the Ministry of Silly Parks

(e) all of the above.


What do you think?


May the laughter continue,


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