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9/1/2010 6:01:00 AM
Letter: Expand Walleck Ranch Park

The little park at Walleck Ranch (on Willow) is probably the most used and enjoyed parks in the whole area. Sometimes the parking lot is completely filled. I noticed a lot of vacant land adjoining the park. How about expanding - adding a fountain to splash in, or how about a dog park? Successful ventures frequently expand! Kids love it!

Are you tired to spending tax money on impact studies? $50,000 for a red light? Or fancy new county buildings? Or a new prison or two? How about something for the kids? If you like this letter, add one of your own.

Bill Brand

Kingman






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Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, September 3, 2010
Article comment by: Joe Lewis

-Sunnie Thomason

I dont know if I understand, how does being hearing impaired make it so one can't spell properly?


Posted: Friday, September 3, 2010
Article comment by: Bart .

@Lisa Smith:

The problem with having a crosswalk across Willow is that the traffic on that street does not stop there. Crosswalks are only advisable where the traffic is required to stop like at an intersection. Although people in crosswalks have the right-of-way, crosswalks often give people a false sense of security. Unless the traffic is actually required to stop, studies have shown that having a crosswalk is actually more dangerous than not having one.


Posted: Friday, September 3, 2010
Article comment by: Lisa Smith

Directed at John Schneider. Where I come from, parks have cross walks in front of them. It is a good tool for speeding cars, which we get by the park. My kids know how to use a crosswalk.

Posted: Friday, September 3, 2010
Article comment by: Sunnie Thomason

@ Mr. Rogers Neighboor,
Maybe you should think before you write something like that before you make fool out of yourself. I honestly think people who picked on another people's grammar who need to get a life. I know that I can't write a perfect grammar but its not my fault that I can't hear words like you guys could. I'm sorry that you feel like your children shouldn't friend with another kid's deaf parents who can't write perfect english grammar.


Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010
Article comment by: Kevin MC

LJM-
Repeated vandalism is the reason that they are locked.

Question- didn't the developer pay for the Walleck Ranch Park?


Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010
Article comment by: Mr. Rogers Neighboor

@Sunnie Thomason

I'd be worried to have my kids around other kids druggy parents too...or parents that no speaka da English!


Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010
Article comment by: Sunnie Thomason

I think it is a great idea to expand the park so we can have more activities for our children. Since we already got big park for baseball field, pool area, walking trail, tennis park, and small kid playground. It would be nice to see someone put a big basketball in that park since we don't have a nice basketball area in big park. Or have some kind of cool water system where kids can run through them and laugh. I think the reason why no one pay attention to bank st park anymore because it is in bad neighboor. That is why people always go to Wallack park and big park since both of them aren't in bad neighboor. Big park is closer to stores, schools, and library. Wallack park is closer to resturants, bike trails, day care, high school, and stores. A lot of parents are worried about their children make friends with kids who have druggie parents who lived in that bulter/birdland area. I'm not saying that everyone who lived in that area are druggies but you have to realized that area always had been bad neighboor with bad crimes.

Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010
Article comment by: Go Scratch!

Yes, Walleck Ranch, one of the more expensive subdivisions in Kingman, needs a bigger park and the city should pay for it! Wait...WHAT???

You want a dog park? There's already one in town. Something for "the kids?" Yep, we have a skate park. The fact is that people tend to use the park nearest them and so this person doesn't want to drive the 2 miles to one of the parks that already has these facilities. He wants the taxpayers to pay for a park so the residents of Walleck Ranch can benefit almost exclusively! Chyeah right!!!


Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010
Article comment by: LJ M

I do not understand why we have parks that do not have restrooms?????...or why we have parks with restrooms and the doors are locked.

Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010
Article comment by: John Schneider

This is directed to Lisa Smith if you teach your children to use the crosswalk that is at Kino and Willow. Then there would be no worry about being hit by a passing vehicle.

Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010
Article comment by: the first time and not the last time

waiting for the park at fripps ranch

Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010
Article comment by: Lisa Smith

Dear Upset parent. Have you ever tried to get something done about that? Have you ever mentioned it to anyone? I live in Walleck Ranch and I have to say I have no idea which snobby people you're talking about. There may be some but to label it like you did is to suggest we are all snobby.

If you want something done about the park there, contact th County. I think you have a valid point but sometimes there you have to be diplomatic and precise in your wording so it does not sound like it does. You get more with sugar than you do vinegar.


Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Article comment by: An Upset Parent

How about the park at Bank St. and Jagerson? If you look at all the surrounding parks in the Kingman area this park is the most neglected of them all. Oh wait, we live in the County area of Kingman.

The reason why those of us that live in "the Butler Area" go to Walleck Ranch park, is because it is kept up, modern play equipment, restrooms for our kids not frequented by transients. Our "local" park has baseball feilds, an outdated playground, brown grass, why not spend money in our neighborhood to make it better for "our" kids so we don't have to travel 4 miles to end up socializing with the snobbish neighbors that live in Walleck Ranch subdivison that don't want our kids having anything to do with their kids.

But your right Mr. Brand, we should do something with our COUNTY dollars, for the kids that live in the COUNTY! Let the City deal with Walleck Ranch, its their "problem."


Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Article comment by: Lisa Smith.

There needs to also be a cross walk installed for those trying to cross the street. Cars will absolutely not stop or even slow down and I have seen kids almost get hit. The parking lot is full and they do need some extra parking but for the most part, it is not that bad. Just the traffic speeding down the road with kids at play.

Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Article comment by: Publius Maximus

The property to the south is owned by a large local developer, and previously was platted into a subdivision. Which tax would you want to raise to acquire the funds to expand this park? Maybe a real estate transfer tax? It would not be cheap. The linear park along Mohave Channel connects Walleck Ranch Park with Centennial Park and with the High School.

Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Article comment by: No Label

Great idea, how about taking up a collection of the area and get the money to expand. It's not the taxpayers responsibility to pay for something a rather small part of the population use. I am so tired of people living off the taxpayers, they complain about taxes but come up with something that uses tax money. HEY FOLKS, IT'S CALLED A RECESSION, why don't you have a bake sale or car wash to help raise the money if you care that much.

Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Article comment by: Bicycle lover

How about the newly expanded bicycle/walking trail that is almost complete. It now crosses Willow and extends past the high school all the way to Castle Rock. I`m happy to have helped pay for it.

Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Article comment by: slightly agree

i dont know about the most used but it does get used alot for its size Centenial Park is used as much if not more. however there is more to do there i.e. soccergames tennis track playgrounds racketball softball/baseball kickball

but i agree that walleck would be a good choice for expansion




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