I have lived on the edge of Schenley Park for 20 years now. I write to express my gratitude to the city parks workers who do such a terrific job maintaining it.
If a tree falls along a running path, they are there immediately, sawing it up and removing it to reopen the way. If torrential rain washes away part of the path, they are there immediately with crushed gravel to restore it. One hot day, after a grueling run, a worker in a golf cart smiled and offered me a bottle of cold water as he drove past. After another similar run I was bent over in heat prostration when two workers in a truck stopped to ask, “You OK, buddy?” Efficiency and kindness combined!
Let us never forget that the public parks are one of the greatest things about our city, and let us always remember to thank the people who work so hard to make them so. Three cheers for the city parks workers!