• August 23, 2019

Consider community patrols for safety at Birch Grove Park - Ocean City Sentinel: Editorials

OUR VIEW Consider community patrols for safety at Birch Grove Park

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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:02 am

Northfield’s Birch Grove Park is a wooded oasis, a stronghold of nature amid suburban encroachment from every direction — and one of the reasons why many choose to live in the city.

But as budgets get tighter and tighter and services at the park dwindle — City Council has voted to cease providing camping facilities and manning the snack bar and the grounds crew staff has diminished over time — there are fewer people in the park, leading to a potentially dangerous situation for individuals and young children alone.

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