Letters to the editor for Wednesday, October 18, 2023


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Jaycee Park plans

The proposed “improvements” to Jaycee Park in Cape Coral were recently opposed by local residents, with 5,000 signatures requesting that no businesses should be in the Beach Parkway neighborhood, with Jaycee Park being at the heart.  The park is an idyllic setting with shade and a rare panoramic water view.  It is a place to relax and enjoy nature, providing a respite from our busy day.  It is not a place that needs commercialization and the attraction of boaters, and those looking for food and entertainment. The proposal by the Cape Coral City Council would include:  two docks with 24 boat slips, a splash pad, a bistro/piazza area, a bandstand with several performance areas, and a contract with six rotating food trucks, and the removal of the existing shade trees along the shoreline. All of this added traffic would be directed along the presently serene Beach Parkway.

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