Here are a few pictures from a couple of great little neighborhood nature preserves over in Marshfield, a community where good health is a way of life. As the home of the renowned Marshfield Clinic, the community also knows how good health is good for the economy and business.
I headed out to these parks early last week primarily just to get away from our toxic political environement for a few hours. Being in these neighborhood jewels — one next to a retirement home, the other in a sleeply suburban neighborhood — gave me plenty of impetus to think over who uses parks and why they’re irreplaceable in community life.
I discuss some of these issues in last week’s Portage County Gazette column (available in full-text form).
(Note: It seems I mistakenly put 7 p.m. instead of 6:30 as the start time for the Nov. 3 Revisioning Point meeting in my original column. Please pardon my error, which I regret.)