Letter: Cherish our parks by voting 'yes'

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We are so blessed to live in a community that offers such beautiful parks, trails and access to an abundance of recreation, which are used by thousands annually.

Our Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation Department has been the source that has provided us citizens with this valued quality of life; and, it is heart-wrenching to know that these valued assets are in jeopardy as the city's budget can no longer provide the level of maintenance these properties require. We are all witnessing the reduced services with our former well-maintained green parks and trails showing signs of neglect that is strictly due to the extremely reduced funding issues.

It is my hope that this community will honor what we have and step up to save the parks, trails and recreation we now cherish by voting "yes" for the Vancouver Metropolitan Park District on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Syble Crow

Vancouver