CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11) – Residents in a Clarksville neighborhood have circulated a petition after the town’s city council plans to remove land from a park.
The council met Monday evening to discuss the removal of several acres of park land from Ray Lawrence Park.
Officials say the land would be used for storm water run-off from neighboring businesses.
In 2008, the town did a study to find out how storm water should be handled but chose to check out a different plan.
The impending decision doesn’t sit too well with some of the residents.
“I just feel like this is taxpayer money unnecessarily spent for such a small group of people. We’d rather have our park,” resident Earl McDill said.
Ray Lawrence Park is about 9 acres and sits on Irving Drive. It features shaded areas for picnics, four lighted tennis courts and two basketball courts.
It’s not known when the decision will be made.