What's the story with the Grove parks?
But there is talk about not having festivals in Peacock Park anymore due to this problem, which to be honest, is not a usual occurrence. There are plenty of events in the park and the lawn is not torn up during them.
I am told by Kevin Kirwin, parks director, that it is only one section of the park and that the whole purpose of the park was for this reason - to house boats on trailers. I just find this strange. First we are selling off Peacock Park to St. Stephen's so they can have sports fields and now Regatta Park for the Regatta people. I know it's Regatta Park and Regattas, but last time I looked, the Regattas were a money-making business and we are giving them public land for their events.
UPDATE: Guys, before you start leaving nasty comments - I am NOT against the Regattas or the boaters, I am trying to figure out why City leaders are making such a fuss over Peacock Park when the same thing is going on at Regatta Park. I would hate for them to stop all events in Peacock Park using this aberration from October as the reason for ending events in Peacock Park when they are condoning it at Regatta Park, that's all. I think events in Peacock Park are important for the Grove.
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