Monday, June 3, 2013

Flint Photos: Riverbank Park by James Harvey


A recent shot of Riverbank Park in downtown Flint. Budget cuts and layoffs make it tough to maintain public land in a shrinking city. Photo courtesy of East Sider James Harvey. Visit his Facebook page for more of his photos documenting Flint.

6 comments:

  1. I used to play there when I was a kid That's sad We had a lot of good times there as a child



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  2. Jan Worth-NelsonJune 3, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    I've been watching all that greenery shoot up the last couple of weeks walking between the south and north sides of the river. It's disturbing -- an unmistakable sign that things are in a state of neglect. Of course, if Mother Nature takes over completely, I wonder what it would be like. Lots of "Trees of Heaven," I guess.

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  3. I was just bike riding down there last weekend. Gives new meaning to the term "concrete jungle".

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  4. Dudes should grow weed there. Flintsterdam would be a boon.

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  5. I was just bike riding down there last weekend. Sad. It gives new meaning to the term "concrete jungle". It literally is a jungle now. They have some serious mowing to do if they still plan on doing the Jazz Festival there this summer.

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  6. Aside from being the main public open space in downtown, Riverbank Park is downtown Flint's flood control, if the river rises the park floods. Doesn't help if the water passages are choked because of lack of maintenance. This is a public hazard, not just a public inconvenience.

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