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What Clearwater’s Saying: Safety at Crest Lake Park

Here are some comments from readers regarding safety in the Skycrest neighborhood and at Crest Lake Park. What's your opinion?

Residents in the Skycrest neighborhood are disturbed and scared in the wake of the second stabbing within a year near Crest Lake Park.

Here are some comments from Patch readers regarding safety in the Skycrest neighborhood and at Crest Lake Park:

Michael D.: "Closing it isn't the issue, but more lighting would be a vast improvement. Even with the current lighting it is extremely dark at night. I like the park, but won't go there after sunset."

Christine Petellat: "I remember this park has had nothing but tragedy after tragedy since as far back as the 70's. That's just my memory so probably even more. Maybe it's time for a serious face lift with lots of lighting. Or CLOSE it!!!"

Peter Kraus said in a comment on the Clearwater Patch Facebook page: "We need more shirtless homeless people living in Crest Lake Park."

What's your take? Do you have safety concerns about Crest Lake Park? Share your opinion by posting in the comments section below and join the conversation.

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Marylin Paul January 25, 2013 at 07:38 PM
This was my grandson that was murdered by the park. Please do something to help make this park safer in the future so no family has to go through what we are going through.
Ron Townson February 23, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Methinks Peter K must have been trying to be funny or sarcastic. However, it is a serious matter, and should be treated as such.

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