Re "City needs bold vision for park" (Forum, Sept. 29): Hats off to Rob Turner, Joe Genshlea and Jack Diepenbrock for their efforts to create a great park for Sacramento.
Rob shares his experiences in Golden Gate Park and Central Park and the impact they had on his upbringing. I too remember childhood visits to St. Louis' Forest Park where I went sledding, visited the zoo, saw great art and live performances.
The California Park & Recreation Society conducted public opinion research in 2009 and found that 98 percent of California households visit a local park at least once a year. We learned that Californians value the preservation of, and access to, outdoor spaces; space that is minimally developed, in a nearly natural state; and space with facilities for play, exercise, and group sports. Great cities around the world have great park systems.
We want Sacramento to be great? Let's build a great park!
-- Jane Adams, Sacramento