An ‘island’ in a Brentwood street in Ward 1 is on its way to becoming an official city park — it’s actually been designated as one since 1940. A resident asked 40 South News recently if the city is making a park out of the island on Parkside Drive. Eric Gruenenfelder, director of parks and recreation, explained, by email:
At the Board of Aldermen meeting on April 6, 2015, the Board passed a resolution accepting the Brentwood Parks System Master Plan that was presented to them on March 2. One of the needs identified in the Master Plan was for additional parks, especially in Ward 1. After the plan was accepted, city staff was told of the green space on Parkside Drive that was being maintained by the Public Works Department.