[Summit] Please don't get in or on the fountain
gerritt at mindspring.com
Wed May 17 20:30:28 CDT 2017
Maybe replace it with a water park feature.
From: Aaron Smuts <asmuts at gmail.com>
Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 8:32 PM
To: Ethan Gyles <ethangy at gmail.com>
Cc: Summit Neighborhood <Summit at sna.providence.ri.us>
Subject: Re: [Summit] Please don't get in or on the fountain
If it is so dangerous and poses a nearly irresistible lure to children, just
get rid of it. And if it's so fragile that it needs to be protected by an
array of ugly signs and an ugly fence like the one around the bird feeder
obstruction, then it should go. Get the dangerous eyesore out of the park.
. . . Then again, perhaps we could just use some milder chemicals, let
children play, and see what happens. If it can't stand up to the weight of a
few kids, it's garbage. Old, but still garbage with some sort of maintenance
plan that wreaks of corruption. How much was that caulking again?
On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 5:07 PM, Ethan Gyles <ethangy at gmail.com> wrote:
> As we get a taste of summer, the Parks Department has asked SNA to relay their
> plea that folks do not stand on or get in the water at the Lippitt Park
> fountain. Reportedly dozens of people were in it yesterday, and ignored Parks
> staff who happened to be nearby and alerted them that it was unsafe. It is
> unsafe because the water is heavily chemically treated and the fountain is
> historic and may not be able to bear the weight of people without damage.
> The Parks Department plans to increase their signage in the area with some
> stern warnings for now, and will be calling the police if folks refuse to get
> out of the fountain going forward. They also mentioned the idea of setting up
> a temporary fence all the way around the fountain, which I think would be a
> shame because it most certainly would be a chain-link eyesore.
> Please, let's not misuse this public resource or tolerate others doing so.
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