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Save Headington Park

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PLEASE SAVE SIOUX CITY’S HEADINGTON PARK

The City of Sioux City is considering selling Headington Park to Briar Cliff University for $1. The four-acre park is in the middle of the family-friendly Westside residential neighborhood of Crescent Park.  Headington Park does not share a property line with the University. The selling of this park would drastically change this safe family-friendly neighborhood. By putting in student housing and practice fields this would take away our green space and create traffic and safety issues.

On Tuesday October 25, 2016 Sioux City Parks and Recreation Department unveiled plans to build Pearl Street Park in downtown Sioux City that costs over $500,000 with the help of a private donor. On Wednesday October 26, 2016 the Sioux City Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and City Council met to discuss Briar Cliff’s $1 offer to buy Headington Park. Clearly the City Council and Parks and Recreation department do not show true support of ALL parks or the value that city parks bring to a community.

The Crescent Park neighborhood is comprised of single-family homes.  Some blocks of this community are one way streets with minimal traffic. Parents feel safe to let their kids walk or ride their bikes with their friends to the park to play. By adding practice fields or student housing this small, quiet community would be forever changed. Our streets would be filled with traffic and congested with parked cars. Children would no longer have a park to visit after school to burn off energy before heading home. Families would not have a space to walk to for a picnic dinner and local churches and schools would lose their green space for activities and practices.

Please sign this petition in favor of keeping our green spaces. Headington Park is a beautiful space with green trees, playgrounds, picnic tables and an open space that is inviting for children, family and community activities.

We must stop the City of Sioux City from selling this park.  OUR PARKS ARE NOT FOR SALE!



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