Richmond Hill Woods City Park

This blog is dedicated to preserving Asheville, NC's largest wooded green space, Richmond Hill Park, from becoming an athletic field complex and National Guard armory. If you want to Save this wooded park WRITE, CALL or email all City Council and Parks and Recreation TODAY. TEll them you oppose the ball fields in this unique, hilly and amazing wooded park. There are better places for ball fields than in the exceptional city park.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Thoughts about the open house, 3/23/06

I would like to thank everyone, those who came out to see the plans for the park and those who were unable to but would have liked to. I would also like to thank parks and recreation for sponsoring the event. I came away from the meeting with a good feeling. I think that we were able to voice our concerns about neighborhood traffic, the impact on the environment and the vision of the future development of our city and its greenspaces.

Asheville City government adopted plans for developed in 1989 that place athletic fields along riverside as part of the greenway link and riverfront redevelopment. It is also part of the Wilmia Dykeman plan. Check it out on Riverlink's home page its about 1/2 way down the page.

Asheville has no other park like Richmond Hill Park, and its worth SAVING

The forest of Richmond Hill Park when connected with the greenway will help Asheville shine as a city with smart growth, and give all of us a city that is livable and that we can be proud of.

We have furthered our relationship with parks and recreation and look forward to working with them on alternative locations for fields and the development of Richmond Hill park.

Ball fields located along Riverside Drive will provide better and safer access for North Asheville Little League players, further the Greenway project, and increase green space in the city while helping with flood control and bettering the environment.

As a city we are growing rapidly and we must protect our most unique places, and now is the to do so! Richmond Hill Park is no exception, as the city's largest forested park it provides unique recreational and educationally opportunities and is an asset the city. This park benefits city residents, visitors and local businesses.

It is important to keep this issue in the public's vision .

Please write letters to the editors of the local papers and contact city officials. Stay positive, we are working to build the Asheville we want to become, but it takes a strong vision and hard work.

I am confident that we can provide ball fields for North Asheville Little League while protecting this irreplaceable city treasure.

I believe that we are on the right path and making progress.

Tell the larger public how this park honors the vision of the future development of our city and its most unique green spaces.

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Thank you for your time and energy
James Wood


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