Keep Glen Providence Park Green
A portion of Glen Providence Park is now under threat from the planned repair of the 3rd Street bridge/dam. The current design, along with the construction, would damage 100 feet into the park where there is currently a waterfall, pool, wetlands and mature trees, replacing them with a grassy slope. The design would also reopen the bridge to automotive traffic, compromising an area that has evolved into a peaceful pedestrian walkway through the natural areas surrounding Broomall's Lake and Glen Providence Park.
Friends of Glen Providence Park is seeking to positively influence the design of the project in order to minimize damage to the park and to prioritize the needs of pedestrians and cyclists.
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We, the undersigned residents of Media, Upper Providence and Delaware County, support the Friends of Glen Providence Park in their efforts to protect and enhance Delaware County's oldest park, which we value as an important recreational and natural resource. We agree that the new dam and bridge on West Third Street must preserve the park's natural environment and character, and remain a safe access to the park for all. We urge our public officials to create a lasting positive contribution to the area, whose prosperity is tied to its historic charm, family-friendly neighborhoods and Glen Providence Park itself.
Regarding the redevelopment of the dam and bridge on the West Third Street border of Glen Providence Park, we ask the public officials of Media Borough, Upper Providence and Delaware County to:
- Maximize public participation in the design of the dam and bridge;
- Minimize the project's damage to Glen Providence Park,
especially plant and animal life;
- Create a pedestrian/bicycle greenway on the Third Street Bridge,
open only to emergency motor vehicles;
- Enhance the beauty of the dam, bridge and surrounding area.
Thank you for listening to your constituents and neighbors of Delaware County.