CL Park District Puts Pole in Middle of Most Seen View of Crystal Lake

As people come west on Lake Avenue toward the Main Beach, there is a stop sign.

From there, drivers can see the city’s namesake–Crystal Lake.

The pole seen here behind the temporary construction fence will spoil the view drivers have of Crystal Lake.

The Park District is in the process of putting in new playground equipment and, I believe, one of those kid attractions where water squirts up and often surprises children.

Too bad that the Leathers’ playground had outlived its usefulness.

My son loved to walk on the swinging bridge.

But, no big deal, since that attraction was put so it would not block a drivers’s view of the lake.

Recently, however, a pole has appeared.

Visual pollution of the lake view, I’d say.

I hope that it will be removed so that the view can be restored to its more pristine condition.


CL Park District Puts Pole in Middle of Most Seen View of Crystal Lake — 21 Comments

  1. If it bothers our sunshine blogger in such a way he declares visual pollution, we must all be for clean optics. another story for the ages; already on my list for the 2018 favorites…Go regulation! stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock

  2. Sitting at a stop sign while looking at the lake, any different than sitting at a stop sign while texting?

  3. Idiots. Always has been idiots running the place. You can’t fix stupid. Good examples here are nob and bred. Two more morons that accept this aberration of this historically beautiful scene. Ever walked the lakefront? I guess not from their insipid comments. It is a shame people can be so stupid.

  4. I fish there occasionally, best seem from a boat, not even from the beaches do you get such a great view.
    If Cal and Gadfly what to be a dangerous pair, wow.

  5. I see a lot of posts with a caption that reads…YOU HAD ONE JOB…I think this fits the category..I ‘ll bet a quarter that the “pole setter” has a college degree..Ill also bet it’s in liberal arts and not in engineering ……………
    However I think Old man winter is spot on …on this one

  6. The main visual pollution around the lake I see is the fence that surrounds most of it…

  7. So you’d like no border so anyone can use the lake, kids and animals can drown ?

  8. Let’s build a wall, a beautiful wall…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  9. He’d still figure out a way to annoy us and still get its golden parachute pension

  10. WTH, Prairie Burner? It’s got to have a fence around it! They charge admission. SMH

  11. **He’d still figure out a way to annoy us and still get its golden parachute pension**

    Are you talking about Cal or Angel?

  12. Thank God the illegal alien on the Greyhound bus didn’t kill anyone last night.

  13. My compassionate conservative reactionary brothers and sisters will thank me for this prodigious research.

    “Pope Francis called Sunday, January 14, for hospitality towards migrants, calling it a “sin” to give in to fear of the other as he marked the World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

    “It is not easy… to put oneself in the shoes of people so different from us,” the pontiff said during a solemn mass at St Peter’s Basilica.

    “Local communities are sometimes afraid that the newly arrived will disturb the established order, will ‘steal’ something they have long laboured to build up,” Francis said.

    While such fears are not a sin, said the spiritual leader of the world’s 1.3 billion Roman Catholics, “the sin is to refuse to encounter the other, the different, the neighbor.”

    “The sin is to allow these fears to determine our responses, to limit our choices, to compromise respect and generosity, to feed hostility and rejection,” Francis said, adding: “We often refuse to encounter the other and raise barriers to defend ourselves.”

    The 81-year-old pontiff, himself the son of immigrants to Italy from Argentina, has championed the cause of migrants and asylum seekers since his election in 2013.

    His first official trip outside Rome was to the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa, which was at the time the first point of arrival in Europe for thousands of migrants.

    In April 2016, Francis visited the Greek island of Lesbos, a main entry point to Greece for migrants travelling from the Turkish coast, and returned home with three families of Syrian refugees aboard the papal plane.

    “Every stranger who knocks at our door is an opportunity for an encounter with Jesus Christ, who identifies with the welcomed and rejected strangers of every age,” Francis said Sunday.

    After reading this message, I know our sunshine blogger will give his next free lunch to a family of undocumented immigrants…stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  14. Those in real need are being trodden on by the abusers.
    All I will say is that there are many who helped keep a great number of illegal aliens out of jail after being arrested for petty offenses.
    Unfortunately we get tired of being slapped in the face by those abusing the system.

  15. Immigrant haters playing the “slap in the face” card again. We know these people all too well. God bless all immigrants and all nations. 2018, thanks for finally arriving to our calendar…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  16. Typical tactic to call people who oppose those who abuse the system “immigrant haters.”
    Yes, ignorance is bliss.

  17. Yep, it is about preventing system abuse, yep…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  18. Going into the park seems like a good middle ground. Not to mention the visually impeding black fence still hasn’t been replaced over the past 3 years. The cyclone fence is a far bigger eyesore in the seasonal long run.

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