Repair and clean up our beloved Tydings Park and North Park Playgrounds

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Playgrounds are an important part of any town, providing a safe place for our children to play outside.  We feel that the playgrounds in Havre de Grace have been extremely neglected in recent years, and are now falling into disrepair.  When people visit Havre de Grace, Tydings Park is one of the first places they see, having a close proximity to the Boardwalk and local museums, as well as being the central area for local festivities.  The Tydings Park playground is now missing two slides (one since April 2012) and has police tape and plywood boards across the holes where they once were.  The bubble window is also long gone and boarded over.  The mulch has not been replaced in recent times, and has now turned into muddy dirt with grass growing in it, and the underlying fibrous material is exposed in places.  It seems ridiculous that the biggest playground in town, that everyone (including daycares, field trips, and summer camps) takes their children to, should fall into such a state of disrepair.    

North Park Playground (between the Lock House and T.J. Hatem Bridge) is such a mess that we don't feel safe taking our children there anymore.  The playground has not been mulched, leaving a giant mud pit with bare roots sticking up for children to trip on.  Graffiti is everywhere, one mother found a syringe on the playground, and the street lamp hasn't been replaced since it was removed a few years ago.  We are certain that the lack of lighting doesn't contribute to the safety and cleanliness of the place at night, attracting unwanted visitors.

Please sign this petition and/or write to your councilmembers to support this cause, so that our playgrounds can become safe and pleasant places to visit again.

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