McHood Park celebrates grand reopening
Sun shone, breezes were idle and the temperature was mild. Winslow's "crown jewel" park, McHood Park at Clear Creek, held a grand reopening complete with ribbon cutting, refreshments and a free boat rode up the Clear Creek canyon.
This year the plumbing at the park has been redone, with flushing and even hot water for showers. The city has hired a Ranger to keep things in line and it has worked. In spite of those who like to cut through locks and try to do damage at night, the park is staying cleaned up. City Ranger Bud Carberry says that he is very pleased at the number of families using the park now.
Mayor Jim Boles cut the ribbon for the reopening and said that the list of improvements includes the conversion of pit toilets to flush toilets with the installation of three 5000 gallon septic tanks, there are now two well sites with new pumps and water conditioning units, three shade ramadas have been added, the campground restroom was reopened and there is a new boat ramp and boat dock.
The city also took the steps of adding glass containers to the prohibition for alcohol. This and the setting of hours for the park to be open have helped keep litter under control. the Ranger said that "Only you can keep litter down." Litter is cause by humans and we all have to help control it. The problems of broken glass and other trash has been contained.
Last week several tables were overturned and attempts were made to put out the lights. The tables are back up due to Scott Lancaster, Gabe Martinez and their city crews. Only a few lights were damaged due to the new tough fixtures recently bought by the city.
The park looks great, the facilities cannot be matched and all it really needs is to be used and loved by the city lucky enough to have it. Come on out! It's picnic and even fishing time down by the water.
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