Thomas Thompson surveys the broad stretch of dried-up grass and the few trees that make up Lynchview Park. There isn’t a single person at the park on a lovely, sunny Wednesday afternoon.
Thompson, who lives adjacent to the forlorn swath at Southeast 170th and Southeast Market Street, ambles into the park and watches as his three young daughters scramble around on the parched grass.
“A playground would be nice. There are plenty of kids out here,” Thompson said.
Lynchview’s only amenities are a couple of dusty portable toilets and a set of netless soccer goals. “I was thinking it would be great to have more trees,” Thompson said. “I’d be into that.”
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