Letter: Please restore playground restoration funds
Editor’s note: The following letter was submitted to the Trumbull Town Council. A copy was sent to The Trumbull Times for publication.
I am writing to you to request that the funding to replace the playground equipment at Indian Ledge be restored to the bonding package.
One of the many reasons I love Trumbull is because of the beautiful parks. Indian Ledge has always been a favorite of mine and my children. Over recent years, it has come under disrepair. While I understand that this can be a normal course of nature, and its effects on equipment, it would be devastating to once again visit Indian Ledge this spring to discover it had been demolished rather than replaced.
There is nowhere else on the Tashua Side of Trumbull where I can easily bring my children, age nine and six, to safely play for a while, and even cool off at the splash pad.
As Tashua Elementary School students, they understandably lose interest in the school playground over the summer. Tashua Knolls is often crowded with pool guests using the equipment, and parking can be a struggle. Plus, Tashua Knolls does not offer the hiking options and woodsy feel of Indian Ledge. Driving to the other side of town to Beaches Memorial can take nearly 20 minutes one way.
As a working mom, sometimes I can only offer them an hour to play on the playground before dinner- having Indian Ledge 5 minutes away allows me to do this adventure almost daily in the warmer months of the year.
Please consider returning the Indian Ledge playground funds to the bonding package and keep Trumbull as the parks and rec oasis it has always been.
Thank you for your time!