7 Ways to Save Hanes Park

 

  1. Spread the message: This is everyone’s park. Join our mailing list by emailing contact@savehanespark.com
  2. Post, Share and Tweet this website.
  3. Put up a yard sign.
  4. Contact School Board members to tell them of your concern and ask key questions such as;
  • What is the long-term taxpayer costs associated with this project?
  • What are the immediate taxpayer costs?
  • Are taxpayers paying a premium for the Wiley gymnasium to accommodate this project?
  • Will taxpayers be expected to cover shortfalls as we did when private fundraising initiatives fell short for the R. J. Reynolds High School Auditorium?
  1. Contact City Council members and let them know you are concerned about the future of Hanes Park.
  • Express concern about the lack of adequate parking for the stadium in addition to other active venues in Hanes Park.
  • Express concern about the continued elimination of open land and of R. J. Reynolds High’s previous appropriation of city park land for a practice field that is seldom used.
  • Express concern about placement of the stadium in a residential area, the collateral damage from lighting, dumpsters, parking, & blowing trash.
  • Ask the city to look carefully into effects of increased run-off and storm water on flooding in Hanes Park and into Peter’s Creek.
  1. Contact reporters at newspapers. Write a letter to the editor.
  2. Donate your time, treasure or talent to SaveHanesPark.com so together, we can help spread the word.