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Letter: Pool at County Line Road wouldn’t serve Greenwood

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Russ Stafford


To the editor:

What sense does it make to move the pool to the very fringe of Greenwood? Moving it to Interstate 65 and County Line Road would better serve the residents of Franklin Township in Marion County than most Greenwood residents. In fact, that location would better serve Marion County residents instead of any of the Johnson County residents it is intended for.

At one time there was talk of the YMCA building an adjoining facility in Freedom Park, and they would manage the water park. Was not the intention of this location to serve the Greenwood/Center Grove area families to relieve the current Baxter Y? If the water park is built on the far fringes of the east side of the county, would the YMCA find value in building there?

Now it might be more convenient to build on the County Line exit for NON-Greenwood/Center Grove area residents. However, with the new Worthsville Road exit soon to be constructed, Freedom Park is very close to this new east/west corridor.

How long will this potential move delay the construction of the pool? This will be the second summer without a pool. Is any of the land in this new area owned by the city? Will Greenwood have to expand the cost of the pool to purchase land?

Greenwood already owns Freedom Park. Make use of it.

This whole thing about where to put the pool is becoming a joke. Should it have been built where the old pool was built? Should it have been built at Craig Park? Should it be built at Freedom Park? Should it be built out in eastern Johnson County? Who knows?

I bet if you asked the city council members what their favorite color is, most would answer “plaid!”

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