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Neighbors: Great park, terrible fence

Who's Responsible: Arlington Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Number of Votes to Fix: 13

The people who live around the Madison Center playground in Arlington love the facility, but they're a little worried about a fence at the back of it. The bottoms of at least three posts on the rusty chain-link fence are broken, allowing the fence to stay up but creating a dangerous opening
that kids can crawl through. Neighbors also complain that trash and other debris blows under the fence and into their yards. For that matter, some of the neighbors would prefer a taller, more solid fence to replace the chain-link one altogether.

As Rita Kobylenski wrote, "Not only do leaves come through the fence, but the wind blows all of the trash up against the fence and that's what we look at; candy wrappers, napkins, grocery bags. Very unsightly."

Marcia Nordgren had a similar sentiment: "The metal supports of the fence are actually dangerous to anyone who comes in contact with them. I, too, am tired of trash, used condoms, beer bottles, leaves, tennis balls, and other junk coming over, under and through the chain-linked fence. Please replace with a solid wood fence."

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 25, 2010; 6:06 PM ET
Categories:  Unfixed , Virginia  
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