George Costakis likes walking to the park. With a 6-month-old, and 2-year-old twins, his family can’t wait to enjoy fresh air and exercise in their West Edgewater neighborhood. But getting to a park is a problem.
“The closest open space is a 20-minute walk to the beach,” Costakis said. “If we don’t want to go there, it takes 30 minutes to walk to Winnemac Park.”
Neighbor Matt McDermott said there is a green space within walking distance, but it’s Rosehill Cemetery. Not the perfect recreation spot when he and his wife, Emily Melnick, want to take their daughters, Sophie and Lucy, out. Plus, “it doesn’t have any monkey bars. That’s the main thing my daughter is interested in.”….click