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Updated: 04/18/2014 10:54:49AM

Walkway now connects two neighborhoods

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PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Commissioner Edwin V. Smith and his wife, Barbara, are part of a contingent taking part in the inaugural walk down the walkway linking two neighborhoods to Gordon Heights Park.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Not everyone was willing to walk on the walkway linking two neighborhoods together to Gordon Heights Park. Cary Thomas, 6, just had to race down the walkway following the dedication ceremony of April 12.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


On behalf of County Commissioner Melony Bell, who was unable to attend, Commissioner Edwin V. Smith cuts the ribbon officially opening the walkway that connects to neighborhoods to Gordon Heights Park. Accompanying him are (from left) Gloria Washington, Raymond Dahlan and Jim Callender. Washington is on the Residents for Community Improvements Inc., which spearheaded the drive to get the walkway built. Dahlan donated property that allowed for the construction, and Callender is the county's Parks and Recreation Manager.

By STEVE STEINER

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It no longer is necessary for children and adults to have to wade through a broken glass and debris-strewn narrow pathway and then navigate down a steep embankment in order to reach Gordon Heights Park from the cul-de-sac at the end of Morris Drive; or if refusing that, travel to Dudley Drive and proceed nearly one mile in order to get to the park.

Thanks to the joint effort of board members of the RCI (Residents for Community Improvements) and those in the neighborhood, a walkway linking the park to the older section of Gordon Heights to its newer development was constructed and was dedicated Saturday, April 12.

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