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Messing with the grass

Dear Editor:It has been about a week since the Aspen’s Food & Wine festival has ended. I know many people are very pleased with the result of the festival and especially the money it has added to our town’s economy. However, much time and effort was spent refurbishing and making Wagner Park’s grass look great before the festival.Wagner Park was closed off for a long period of time so the grass could be restored. I know many people who wished to use the park during this time to play Frisbee and engage in other activities as well. All I’m wondering is why the city spent so much time restoring grass that was to be eventually ruined again. If you look at Wagner Park now after the festival the grass is ruined. Why should the city spend time and money restoring the field at Wagner Park just so that a bunch of rich food and wine tasters can ruin it in one weekend?What about the rest of the people who come to Aspen over the summer and see Wagner Park? I know the city wishes that all who come here have a good time, but does this mean we should forget about our own citizens recreation. Yes the field will be restored in due time, but I encourage the city to re-think the way they dealt with the field this year.JD RedmondAspen


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