Talk:Save McIntire Golf

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Page on golf controversy?

Should there be a page on the controversy about golf at McIntire in the first place, or should that be on this page? I'm concerned people might walk away from this page thinking that this issue began recently with the Botanical Garden proposal, not 20 some years ago when Pen Park was built to replace the course because of the Meadowcreek Parkway. --Lmm6n 14:32, 31 August 2009 (EDT)

My first reaction is that the McIntire Park page could use a whole lot more history about the golf course. That would be a good place to explain the history. --Bwheeler 21:04, 31 August 2009 (EDT)
Agreed. McIntire Park needs serious de-stubbing of each of the McIntire Park#Proposed developments sections. -- B.S. Lawrence 21:25, 31 August 2009 (EDT)
Seems like we need a copy of that 1989 master plan. Do you have a copy, Lonnie?--Seantubbs 08:32, 1 September 2009 (EDT)
No, I don't. I know about it since I ran cross country for Western Albemarle and there was a lot of controversy about building the Pen Park course. I wrote my first letter to a public official then asking them to leave the trails, and to not build the course. I clearly remember the response I got which said that building the Pen Park course was necessary because it was replacing the one at McIntire that would be destroyed by the parkway. It went on to say that McIntire would be redeveloped into trails and open space to replace that lost at Penn Park. Wish now that I'd saved the letter...--Lmm6n 13:16, 7 September 2009 (EDT)