All day I was thinking of the shuffleboard court – then I sit in the CRA meeting, the shuffleboard courts came up. Why?
Yesterday morning a very interesting program was broadcast on NPR regarding who gets to go to the IVY League schools and why. Is it hereditary, is it $$? Well yes, but the exceptions were exceptional. So of course I was thinking of what our shuffleboard could mean to our kids via this varsity sport. A perfect example is this video
What happened to the plans for the shuffle board court ? This is how I remember the plans from about 3 or 4 years ago. A small Park area with a hedge along the RR tracks to buffer the sound. (plenty of parking in the area) Eliminate some Parking making room for a small garden area or a labyrinth where there would be small seating areas for private conversations or spend an afternoon reading a book.
A concrete chess board another for backgammon. A nice artistic entry way and hedge all along the exterior to keep it welcoming. Lights of course.
. This would allow the surrounding community a place to gather, who live in Tropical Ridge and Royal Poinciana.
Now the CRA is looking to eliminate the Historic aspect of what makes this city unique. “Mow er down” translated get rid of the shuffleboard courts. For what pray tell? a slab concrete .
This area can and should be enhanced. The Shuffleboard Court is an architectural treasure. Lets not forget the neighborhoods. Royal Poinciana is the only neighborhood without a park.
Call for some artist rendering and spend your $160.000 to benefit the new arts district. Better yet call for an all Lake Worth artist meeting and get their take on what they think artists expect form an art center/cultural center. What makes our town special new residents who are forward thinking and not tied to the old. Like Walter Harper from NO street. Who appreciates what Lake Worth represents and is. He is about to release his book on what is charming in our town.