The Advantages of a Better Community: Greenspaces to Enjoy

Advantages Explored!

To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, — that is genius.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays, On Self-Reliance

I’ve always found comfort in those words.  Hasn’t each of us realized that we probably have more in common with each other than we first thought? I’m not saying that our likes and tastes are all the same (that would be boring), but that our basic hopes and desires look – in the end – very similar.  

Over the next few months, I want to explore in more detail the Advantages of a Better Community, one at a time, in no specific order. These are, to me, the “common denominators” of good community. In some ways, they are reflective of the foundations that already exist here in Coraopolis; in other ways, they are aspirational. Some will resonate with you more than others, but I think you’ll agree they all are advantages we seek. They are the advantages I am working for each day.   I look forward to your own thoughtful comments!


The Advantages of a Better Community: #5 – Greenspaces to Enjoy

A few years ago a friend bought me an outdoor motion-sensor camera for the purposes of catching wildlife in the backyard. We’re fortunate to have a back yard that connects with several hundred acres of undeveloped land, and as such have enjoyed deer, turkey, fox, the rare coyote, and many wild birds. I have not enjoyed the raccoons, but that’s another story.

We are lucky to not only have proximity to parks, trailheads, waterways and wonderful greenspaces, we have them right here!

Here is a link to a map showing where you can walk, ride, picnic and enjoy.

Coraopolis Greenspaces

Tomorrow, we will be showcasing Shelley Jones Park for a final Meet the Candidates event. Light food and beverages will be provided, and you can meet some of candidates who are on the ballot this coming Tuesday – all candidates have been invited and are welcome. The event will run noon-2:00.

If you can’t make it, perhaps you’ll be able to visit one of our own parks or trails that you’ve not previously seen.  They’re just one more of our advantages here in Coraopolis.