Thursday, May 5, 2011

The grass is always greener in a pocket park

Pocket Parks in Crisfield
I recently caught City Councilman Kim Lawson watering the grass near the Tawes Museum, shown in rear, at one of our new pocket parks, one of several that will be scattered around Crisfield, giving both locals and tourists miniature "fields of green" to sit and relax and take in rising lavender-veiled moons or fiery sunsets, or just watch the slow-mo life of a small town parade by. We may not realize it, but the majority of cities and towns across America are small towns, many with populations under 6,000. We are batting 3,000, and we love it! Another thing about small towns is that people pitch in. When was the last time you saw one of your elected officials watering grass?

The City of Crisfield is working on a beautiful family park near Small Boat Harbor. You can now enjoy your lunch on picnic tables while taking in the breathtaking views of the bay. A playground is near completion and a walkway to the bay is on the planning table, among other things. And speaking of parks, we are proud of Janes Island State park, a mere 2 miles from downtown Crisfield.

Note: We are proud of our new iron fence that surrounds the entire grounds of Somers Cove Marina, one of our many gems. In this case, I guess I should say that the grass is always greener on both sides of the fence. 
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