With the new development plan for the Floyds Fork greenway in place, the stage is set for work on two parks in the area. I wrote about the plan yesterday, and today, in two separate conversations, two issues came up. I want to bring them here for a discussion.

1. Parks can attract commercial and residential development. How should this be governed in Floyds Fork?

2. Should public money be spent on parks that are hard, if not impossible, to reach by public transportation? It’s hard for people to get to Floyds Fork if they don’t drive, but how should this be balanced with serving taxpayers who live in the area?