A reader took these photos of the "campus park" at Graeme Stewart School last week and says:
"I am worried about the condition & worried about maintenance of the park and Graeme Stewart School. Saw someone sleeping on the slide by the school and it's full of trash and the lawns are unkempt."
Which leads to a couple good questions:
- Who's responsible for taking care of this campus park now that CPS has closed the school?
- Did the $1.64million in Wilson Yard TIF funds that built the park (eliminating Kenmore Avenue in the process) buy a new eyesore for Uptown?
What message is the community sent by overgrown grass and people passed out on the playground equipment? Is CPS sending the message that the property it owns will no longer be maintained now that no CPS students will attend classes there?
The $1.640,000 spent to create a campus park and eliminate a city street sure could come in handy now.