The minutes are up from yesterday's meeting about the park at 11th and Monroe, and it sounds like it was pretty interesting. They want to fix up the park, maybe put in a dog park, and things of that nature. They want to clean it up and city officials say they have the money.
There's also talk of having a park in the middle of the block bounded by 11th, Park, Sherman, and Lamont. Jeff from the North Columbia Heights Civic Association says it's used as an illegal dumping and parking area now.
In general, folks are in favor of fixing up the 11th and Monroe park, but it might be pricey. Folks also want to try a critical mass approach, getting lots of people to use the park, and for there to be more green, less concrete.
Here's my favorite part of the minutes, where they were summarizing what everybody said:
"Anonymous resident (self-described drunk who hangs out in the park): people in the park aren't that bad, come on into the park, we welcome kids, we welcome the church."