LETTER: Fix the bluff to make Upper Lake Park ‘more safe and fun’

To Ozaukee Press:         

My name is Carson Krentz. I’m 10 years old and a member of Port Washington Boy Scout Troop 855, and I am working on my communication merit badge.

In Port Washington’s Upper Lake Park, near Possibility Playground, a landslide struck in early June. I believe that the City of Port Washington should attempt to save the park and the land above the beach after the landslide to make the park a lot safer for people.

Since parks are one of Port Washington’s biggest priorities, I think the city should fix this problem as soon as possible. This would come as a relief to the park users and the whole community.  

Only the bluff area of the park and its beach are affected. If the city decides to fix this problem, it will only have to worry about the bluffs leading to the lake (unless there are other landslides, which could happen since the ground below has now been exposed).

Even though there would be good things coming out of fixing this problem, there would be some bad things. It would cost an estimated $15 to $20 million for a project like this.

Although this process will take a lot of time, money and effort, it will be so worth it to allow people back to the beach and save Upper Lake Park. And when they do come back to the park and beach again, it will be more safe and fun!

Carson Krentz



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