I am writing to protest against the removal of trees caused by a city proposal for four concrete tennis courts at Longbrook Park in Stratford.
This project should not have advanced this far in the approval process without public comment before the zoning commission, public works, conservation or city council – I’m not aware of any given opportunity. There are two clay tennis courts on Residential Prim Street in Longbrook Park (the older population often prefers clay to concrete) and eight hard courts in Short Beach. These 10 courts are all unplayable as the surfaces are loaded with deep cracks or endless weeds. The city doesn’t look after the land it has in our public parks, so does it really make sense to pay an outside contractor around $ 750,000 to build new ones?