Green Valley Park Is A Great Place



We must respond to the letter in Tuesday’s Roundup complaining about Green Valley Park. Often referred to as “The Crown Jewel of Payson” (and rightfully so, I might add), it is hard to comprehend how someone can call the park “unusable.” We use it at least four times weekly for walks and thoroughly enjoy it. We wholeheartedly thank all the town employees who work so hard to keep it so nice.

I guess one could think of the droppings left by the hundreds of geese that winter here “gross.” But then one could also consider the honking they make while flying and the whir of their wings when they land as cacophonous and irritating.

This is the second curmudgeon that has complained about the park recently. The other was on a town blog. Some people cannot be pleased.

When she complains that her dog was distracted by the smells, she apparently doesn’t know much about dogs. Their sense of smell is eight times that of a human.

Elk, coyotes, javelina, raccoons, foxes, deer, just to mention a few, traverse the park constantly at night. And yes, they do leave evidence of their having been there, but this is part of nature. Isn’t it great?

“This was the grossest, nastiest place I have ever been,” she states. “Ridiculous!” is our reply.

Again, we sincerely love this park and thank those who take such good care of it.

By the way, when you see trash or fishing line on the ground, just pick it up and put it in one of the convenient trash receptacles.

Ted and Deb Paulk


Tim Barrett 6 years, 11 months ago

I am not suprised about the comments on the geese droppings. If anybody remembers the slough through town back in the days it was filled with geese dusing the winter! The park is awesome. Good work keeping it up!


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