|To the Editor: Church offers green space in center of BG|
|Written by Cathy Organ|
|Wednesday, 02 October 2013 08:03|
Our church had a vision and an opportunity. I’m not sure which came first but the vision was owning a park — a green space in the central, downtown area where residents, visitors, children, families, students, neighbors could relax, gather, play and enjoy moments, spontaneously, randomly and often, as well as maintaining an outside venue that we could share with the community and host special events. The opportunity was to buy the lot adjacent to the Bowling Green Central Administration Building (Old Junior High).
We seized the opportunity and are currently living out the vision which has extended itself beyond what we imagined.
I rarely drive or walk by the new fenced-in park without seeing one or more dogs with their owners enjoying what is now Presbyterian Park on South Grove. We have received so much positive feedback from so many people using, enjoying and appreciating the open space.
So then it became clear to me that, though we had not imagined that particular need, that need was nevertheless fulfilled. And just as most of us never imagined a green space where the former Bowling Green Junior High School (and Bowling Green High School) Building once stood, it is there now and is filling a need we may not have known that we all had. The need for an area in the city, where we can walk, relax, view, enjoy and reconnect every day we travel east or west through downtown Bowling Green.
It isn’t always easy becoming green, but it sure does feel good and I hope our special, restorative green spaces will remain for a very long time!
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