Precious parkland 'lost'

Park sacrifice: Hurstville Aquatic Centre under construction in April, 1995. Picture: Steve Baccon
Park sacrifice: Hurstville Aquatic Centre under construction in April, 1995. Picture: Steve Baccon

Re the LeaderFlashback "Miracle in Penshurst Park" (October 2).

They took part of our park and didn't have to pay a cent for it.

As it was then (Hurstville Council ) to say as quoted "there was not any money in the budget when the idea was first mooted but councillors got behind the project and it was delivered quickly and without the council having to go into debt!!"

Now that lovely open space is gone forever.

Imagine if New York did this to the famous Central Park Or maybe we should sell off Centennial Park?

What the council should have done is buy homes and demolish for the pool site.

We have now lost one of our biggest assets, a beautiful park. Open space. Land is so expensive now. Average block is over a million.

It's such a shame George's River Council that all our natural parks are disappearing with the encroaching high rise buildings and we need the open space more than ever now for kids to play and folks to walk their pets!

Susan, Mortdale