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SPRINKER: No excuse for neglect of facility

Letter by Kathleen Martin, Lakewood on July 9, 2010 at 3:31 pm with 2 Comments »
July 12, 2010 9:18 am

I was shocked when I heard that Sprinker Recreation Center was closing because of the poor shape it was in due of the neglect of the county. How did that happen?

We live in a rainy, cloudy climate. For an indoor facility here in the Pacific Northwest, maintenance should be the No. 1 priority. I just assumed that yearly inspections were taking place, but obviously that wasn’t that case.

Attention was drawn away by the Chambers Bay Golf Course. That is taking children’s dreams away from them.

When the decision was made to form Chambers Bay Golf Course several years ago was the weather here included in that factor? We live in the Pacific Northwest, where it rains and is cloudy most of the time. Not to mention snow and ice.

I know for a fact that the PGA golfers don’t like the weather here. Seattle’s Fred Couples doesn’t even live in Seattle anymore. He lives in California.

We need Sprinker Recreation Center. It provides year-round activities where golf doesn’t. Please save Sprinker. It was here first.

Leave a comment Comments → 2
  1. There you go pitting one park against another. We need both facilities, so properly fund them all.

  2. Kathleen, I agree, I’d like to see an audit of the whole county parks operation. I’d like to know where they spend the money that Sprinker generates through the fees they charge. Knowing the history of Pierce county, I immediately suspect that something is crooked about the whole operation.

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