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City considers park possibility

The city of Sunnyside is considering the possibility of turning a property at 1313 S. Sixth St. into a new park.

The property owner, City Manager Don Day announced this week, has expressed a desire to donate the property to the city.

Day said he believes the location, approximately two acres, might make a good neighborhood park.

“The city is evaluating the possibilities,” he told the Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Board this past Wednesday.

Day said the property was once a nursing facility, but has been vacated. He said the buildings on the property would need to be demolished to convert the property into a park.

“I think it’s a great location and the neighborhood could use a park,” he said.

The demolition of the buildings, however, may be cost-prohibitive.

“I just thought you should know,” Day told the Parks and Recreation Board.

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SunnyMom 5 months ago

Sunnyside should really consider a skate park. We have a lot of teens skateboarding around town & I think the best option is provide a safe place for them to practice. A new skate park that our local teens have access to. Sunnyview is a long drive & most kids do not have a vehicle to travel that far. I have seen these guys practicing next to roads, almost getting hit by cars, & really it's not their fault. They love skateboarding. Nowadays there are worst things they could be doing & if all they want to do is skateboard; why not give it to them?

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