Sunday, August 17, 2008
A Fountain in Reeves Park?
On the western end of the park, facing Main St., there is a circular fenced in area currently housing a time capsule, some flowers, and a large number of weeds. At one time there used to be a fountain on this very spot. Part of this blog's focus is to look into the possibility of putting a fountain back into this very spot. A few initial observations:
1) Reeves Park is located away from downtown so it is not a focus of the much discussed "revitalization" at this point.
2) While much focus is given to the periodic events within the park, such as the Dogwood Festival or the summer concert series, the vast majority of people using Reeves Park are everyday residents of the borough and/or people using the library (who tend to be borough residents)
3) While it's theoretically possible for borough council to fund the re-installation of a fountain, it will likely be much more efficient to receive funding through the private sector, such as community foundations, individuals, corporations, and community groups such as the Jaycees or Kiwanis.