Pool to open June 7

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The Brazil Parks Board gave the Clay Community Parks Association permission to paint over the graffiti present on the Zoo Building at Craig Park. Jessica Murray Photo.

* Graffiti on building to be painted over

At its May meeting Tuesday, Brazil City Parks Board announced the Forest Park Pool will open June 7.

"Last year, we tried to open the pool on June 2, but then it rained and we had to postpone it anyway," Park Board President Ruthann Jefferies said. "This year, it's delayed because the ending of school is also delayed."

In addition, North Clay Middle School will have its annual Field day at Forest Park Tuesday, May 17.

There will be four stations, which will run 25 minutes each.

Students will have an opportunity to spend time in the park playing tennis, golf, disc golf and learn about the swimming pool.

"We just want the kids to spend some time in the park and see what the parks have to offer them during summer break," Jefferies said.

The field day rain date is May 24.

In other park news:

* A new sewer was installed at Wheeler Park,

* A timer has been installed on the lights of the tennis courts in response to patron complaints at Forest Park,

* The Noble Butler and Jamie Welbourne Memorial Tree is completed in the northeast corner of the inside of the walking track,

* The band shell canopy was removed in preparation for installing the larger new canopy. The new one hasn't been installed because of the rainy weather, and officials are waiting for conditions to dry up.

* John Day and Park Superintendent Bill Houck rewired the Cow Palace Pavilion concession stand. Board members thanked Day for his work because it saved a lot of money,

* The board is ordering three more rescue tubes for summer lifeguards,

* Board members reached a decision to leave the heat on in the Comfort Station,

* Clay Community Parks Association was granted permission to paint over the graffiti in the Zoo Building pole barn in Craig Park at no cost to the board,

* The local Rotary Club recognized the park board, Day and Houck for their participation and help during the annual fourth of July celebration last year,

* Work is continuing on security cameras in the parks.

The park board meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month at Brazil City Hall.

Its next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 14.

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  • some call it graffiti, some call it art. This kid or kids have talent. but they are using it at the wrong place. too bad there isnt a place where these kids could show off their talent.

    about the pool, does anyonw know how much season passes are this year?

    -- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 10:03 PM
  • Yeah. Let's get a graffiti park started!

    Seriously, these talents could be used successfully plus some businesses might pay those with these abilities. It's actually nice work, just at an inappropriate place and without permission...

    -- Posted by Dagnabbit on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 11:53 PM
  • In Kansas City Missouri, they have designated areas that graffiti artists are allowed to use to show their art. It is really some great work being displayed without other areas being marked up that should not be. Perhaps if Brazil would adopt an area (maybe the new skate park area) then the graffiti art could be shown and the people doing it would have a specific place to show their talent. And yes even though some may not like it, it is ART.

    I also agree that even though the artist is trying to show their work, they do not have the right to do it on city property or any other area unless given permission. Just my opinion. Janice Karn

    -- Posted by observation on Thu, May 12, 2011, at 9:01 AM
  • Sure its artistic ability! Do you really think the reason behind it was to show off the persons artistic ability? There is more behind this kind of behavior. It's called tagging! Look it up!

    -- Posted by Reader11 on Thu, May 12, 2011, at 10:02 AM
  • Tagging isn't always a bad thing. I just read on it like (Reader 11) suggested. It can be gang related to show territory but that is NOT always the case.

    I think that if a place was "open" for those who can do this type of artwork (I wish I had this ability), it would keep down on any "unwanted tagging". I do say though that if the person wants to display their art work that they should be able to give a definition behind what it means. Not sure how that would work of course but just an outsiders idea.

    = )

    -- Posted by JQuick on Thu, May 12, 2011, at 11:08 AM
  • It's called tagging! Look it up! you call it that. I call it spray painting. What gang sign is it? what gangs are in Brazil? do we have a gang task force ? What are their colors? very interested in our area and people to watch out for.

    -- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Thu, May 12, 2011, at 9:46 PM
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