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5/5/2014 6:00:00 AM
Letter of thanks: Clean park dazzles; so does music

I am enjoying the beautiful new look of Lewis Kingman Park on Historic Route 66 in Kingman. In the 10-plus years I have lived in Kingman, I have utilized the park a few times, disappointed by the trash accumulated behind the hedges by the wind. There were sometimes homeless people sleeping behind the hedges. From the roadway it didn't appear safe.

Now, with the old hedges replaced by decorative rock and gravel, with the trees trimmed and the whole park cleaned up, it is a welcoming place for both locals and travelers to take a break. The dog park is being utilized each time I drive by. Thank you to the city of Kingman and the director of Parks and Recreation, plus the workers who actually made this improvement happen. It's appreciated!

And while I'm at it, the season-opener for Sounds of Kingman, sponsored by Mission Bank, was held at Metcalfe Park on April 27. Monkey Bizz'nezz, a local band, treated the audience to over two hours of great music. The beautiful weather, the lovely historic park and the over 150 enthusiastic listeners of all ages made it a grand opening for the coming season.

Mission Bank has again led the fourth season for Sounds of Kingman. There were local sponsors and performers and free music in the park. It was a real gift for Kingman music lovers.

Wendy Dunlap


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Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Article comment by: joker wilde

My dog and I use that park 3-4 times a week and I'd have to agree with the letter writer. It is always clean and green - a pleasure for dogs and their owners!

Posted: Monday, May 5, 2014
Article comment by: Linda Athens

Thanks for the tip Wendy. Wasn't even aware of the music in the park but will certainly watch for it. Good info.

Kingman parks seem exceptionally well taken care of to me, a credit to Kingman.

There is nothing nicer than traveling with children, something I have done hundreds of times, kids and parents both need a break and suddenly, some little town has a beautiful park you stop at which saves the day. Alamogordo has one, with small zoo attached. It later became a destination.

I will always remember Pauls Valley, OK many years ago. I was ready to jump out the car window when suddenly, Pauls Valley's beautiful park appeared and saved the day. So beautiful, we actually bought lunches and went back there to eat and run around. They even had an old plane on display the kids loved.

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