I used to play there when I was a kid That's sad We had a lot of good times there as a child
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.
I was just bike riding down there last weekend. Gives new meaning to the term "concrete jungle".
Dudes should grow weed there. Flintsterdam would be a boon.
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.
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.
Thanks for commenting. You might enjoy my book about Flint called "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City," a Michigan Notable Book for 2014 and a finalist for the 33rd Annual Northern California Book Award for Creative NonFiction. Filmmaker Michael Moore described Teardown as "a brilliant chronicle of the Mad Maxization of a once-great American city." More information about Teardown is available at www.teardownbook.com.