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SPRINKER: Facility also has public safety role

Letter by Peggy A. Leach, Spanaway on July 12, 2010 at 2:38 pm | 4 Comments »
July 13, 2010 9:01 am

Last week, the heat arrived in the Puget Sound area, and a list of cooling centers was published in the TNT (7-8). And guess what? Sprinker Recreation Center is on the list – and it is open more hours than the others listed, such as public libraries.

So beyond its many recreational uses, Sprinker is also a cooling center, a place to help those vulnerable to heat. It seems only logical to me that a building used for public safety should be maintained, repaired and deemed a safe building. If it is closed, this is another way that the Pierce County Parks and Recreation Department and the Pierce County Council have failed its citizens.

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