|The Future Of Gateway Park Boondoggle|
I figured since Gateway Park is much more heavily used than Quanah Parker Park that the Gas Lease Revenue in Action would have likely repaired the paved trail damaged by Tropical Storm Hermine, and would have repaired the boarded up boardwalks. And maybe have added restrooms to Fort Woof.
When I started walking in Gateway Park a slight rain hit my big black bumbershoot. A slow northwest in winter type rain. After about 10 minutes this turned into a light Texas-style downpour. I was soaked from my knees south by the time I was back under cover.
|Trail Is Closed Temporarily|
I was optimistic when I saw the paved trail was no longer blocked by a barricade and a DO NOT ENTER SIGN, that the trail washed out by Tropical Storm Hermine had been fixed.
As is usually the case, my optimism was quickly dissipated.
As you can see the trail is not fixed. It is like this in two locations. As you can also see, there has been sufficient foot traffic to wear a new path next to the damaged paved trail. Thus sort of making it obvious that people walk here. The sign says "TRAIL IS CLOSED TEMPORARILY FOR MAINTENANCE DO NOT ENTER."
|Close To Public|
There are three sections of chain link fence along this trail. On each of them there is now attached the amusing sign you see here.
"AREA CLOSE TO PUBLIC."
On two of the three signs someone has added a small "D" to "CLOSE."
I found this amusing. I am easily amused.
My optimism that the Fort Worth City Gas Lease Revenue in Action might have fixed the boarded up boardwalks also turned out to be a false hope.
It has been a very disappointing first Saturday of December, so far.