Fence Posts Gone...

Post date: Nov 11, 2011 10:2:48 PM

Fence posts that were placed apparently for the purpose of fencing off the top of the ski hill have been removed. However, that is not to say they won't return. According to the Park Superintendent they were placed after internal discussion for the purposes of directing sledding traffic. It would apear that Parks and Rec may be following up on management suggestions some time ago that sledding and skiing could not co-exist at the Russian Jack Hill and that skiing was no longer an activity there with the Department's abandonment of the toe rope.

However, P&R has been advised regularly that skiers still use the slope and that the Master Plan called for a sledding hill to be placed on the other side of the Chalet. the Northeast Community Council have also been provided several ideas that might actually make sledding safer, though P&R have never acknowledged receipt of those suggestions, and P&R's own ideas seem at times to be rather Norman Rockwellian (focused on increasing the amount of light and cutting down trees.)