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Help us reenergize Massey Park by making a few simple changes which will create a public and dog-friendly atmosphere!
Herman Massey Park was built in 1988 at the corner of Franklin and Tyler Streets in the heart of downtown Tampa. In order to limit what the City deemed undesirable uses, it renovated the park in 2008. This renovation included adding a rose garden and installing a fence around the park.
In 2008, there were not many downtown residents to voice their opinions about the park's future. Fast-forward to 2012, and there are several major residential buildings within a two-block radius of Massey Park. The park has several inherent design flaws that make it unfriendly and useless to residents. The fence (which is locked from dusk until dawn) makes it an uninviting presence. Also, the extensive hardscaping renders much of the area unusable.
There is hardly a patch of grass in this section of downtown in which to walk your dog. We can easily and inexpensively remake Massey Park into a welcoming public park for residents and their dogs.
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