A Mercerdale Park sign. File photo

Our turn to protect Mercer Island’s parklands | Letter

I hope the City Council will listen to the citizens working to save our public parklands from development. As our city gets more buildings in the Town Center, the last thing we need is a huge building in any of our parks, especially our little central jewel in Mercerdale Park.

Our parks are our legacy from former Mercer Island citizen activists, who worked tirelessly over many years to protect them for us. Now we must work to protect them for our children and future generations.

I have been a Mercer Island homeowner for over 50 years, and I hate to see how the actions of our City Council have been changing our lovely, unique Island from the rural, peaceful place it was when I moved here to something so sophisticated and city-like.

We can cross either bridge for that, but we have only one special nature-land called Mercer Island. Please cherish what we have left, and protect it.

Betty Morgan

Mercer Island

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