Wash Park Prophet: So Much For The Central Denver Rec Center
A friend emailed me this link earlier today about the proposed Central Denver Recreation Center that was going to be built about 5 blocks from where I live. It turns out that the land cost the city a lot more than originally estimated, and now they are left without the money needed to follow through on the original plan.
Apparently the new plan involves putting an urban garden on the property, which is not necessarily a bad idea. But it is sad to see the original plan compromised like this. Unfortunately, if this recession stretches out as long as some think it might, it may be years, even a decade or more, before the rec center gets built.