The posts on this page are from a variety of Salem blogs and the views expressed are those of the individual blog author.

March 17th, 2010

How Big is Monopoly Park?

UPDATE:  Square footage for Lappin Park added—see below. So how big is the Salem Jail greenspace? The opening image in this post is from the original blueprint that Sue Cranney provided me of the bypass road project at St. Peter St.  S…

March 17th, 2010

Gonyea Park: Invisible Park

Gonyea Park is one of Salem’s newer parks.  It is also one of Salem’s invisible parks. Gonyea Park Gonyea Park was established in 1997 to serve the families in the Northey St. area.  Before that park was built, the nearest public p…

March 17th, 2010

Armory Park, Measuring Up

Following up on my previous post, I’m visiting parks around my neighborhood and comparing their size to “Monopoly Park”, my name for the Salem Jail greenspace that some think is “dinky”. This is Armory Park, dedicated in 2002 and built o…

March 17th, 2010

Is the Salem Jail Greenspace really that small?

Proponents of a parking lot for the Salem Jail green space all say nearly the same thing:  “It’s a dinky little space near cars and traffic!  Why do you want it green?” Indeed it doesn’t look like much now, littered by constructi…