Ice Skating Rink and Dog Park
By Tony Gwynn
April 07, 2010
I'm pretty sure that most people in Ketchikan would love to have
an indoor ice rink and an indoor/outdoor dog park. Myself included.
So I say this next part with all due respect. If you are passionate
about an indoor ice rink or dog park then take the necessary
steps to create those two very worthwhile dreams!!! But please
don't steal the hard work and vision of the proposed Ward Cove
indoor recreation facility.
A group of parents got together and formed a plan to help provide
more recreational opportunities for Ketchikan's youth. A place
that not only our youth could utilize, but also adults who wanted
to stay in shape. These hard working people put in countless
hours going over different plans, different ideas and have formulated
some pretty spectacular plans for a recreation center from
what it will entail inside, to the financial aspects needed to
operate the facility. And they scoured our fine city for a location.
Instead of just talking about it and writing letters to the
paper about it - they worked together and did it!!!!! Now they
are presenting their idea to the council and to the residents
of Ketchikan to see if the support is there to make their vision
Ideally we could have all three things - an ice skating rink,
an indoor dog park and the WL recreation center. But again, with
all respect, I implore the people who are dedicated to the rink
and dog park to form your own group and draw up plans, figure
out the financial situation and find a perfect location for your
rink or park, and not just backdoor another group's plans and
try and take-over the facility they found. That group has put
in the time, effort and work .I know you guys can do it too!!!!!!
About: " Loves baseball
and thinks our kids would greatly benefit from an indoor sports
facility at Ward Cove. Born in San Diego, but has lived in Ketchikan
for the past 15 years."
Received April 05, 2010 - Published
April 05, 2010
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