A public meeting was held last night at the Stewart Park Pavilion to address the park's problems, and possible remedies.
About 50 people attended the meeting, which was initiated by a $15,000 grant to create a Stewart Park Rehabilitation Action Plan.
The most vexing negative of the park is lack of maintenance, particularly of the lake shore, which makes swimming ill-advised and illegal. And not even tempting, by the way.
About a year ago we wrote a couple of pieces here on Ithaca Blog about the park's potential. You can see them by typing "Stewart Park" into the Blog's search mechanism.
We're happy to see action (or at least an "action plan") and will follow this issue. We also urge everyone to take part in the project.
for Ithaca Blog