When the City of Glen Rose bought Oakdale Park and spent lots of time and money to update it, the citizens and taxpayers were led to believe it was for the purpose of increasing the number of visitors to the city, in addition to preserving a local treasure.

Progress WAS being made.

Then, a few months ago, the city administration changed. The unmistakable message now being given is that they want nothing to do with developing, producing or promoting events that would more fully utilize Oakdale Park. It seems that they only want to sit back and ring up rents in the cash register.

The time has come for the un-elected city administration to recognize the goal of increasing the number and quality of events at Oakdale Park. Some obvious policy changes are in order.

For the benefit of the community and its taxpayers, the city council should take appropriate action in the near future.

Phil Boleng