An Open Space & Place for Seniors

Another fantastic editorial from the Frederick News Post on the SIMPLE Park for Frederick. The first commission meeting is next Tuesday, December 9!

Will you take 60 seconds to email Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation with your support? Email Roelkey Myers at

An Open Space & Place for Seniors

“A Frederick occupational therapist is set to pitch an idea to the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission, and we think they should listen.

As Frederick News-Post reporter Jen Fifield’s Tuesday story explored, Sue Paul is proposing that one of the city’s underutilized parks be transformed into space especially for area seniors.

The specific park Paul has proposed for the project has yet to be announced; we can think of several good candidates. Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation Roelkey Myers worked with her to identify the best location.

We like this idea on several different levels. First, getting more use out of city parkland is a positive development. So is designing something especially for seniors’ mental and physical health… “

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