A Consideration of the Justifying Value of a Public Park: Prepared at the Request of the American Social Science Association, and Read at Its Meeting in Saratoga, 1880 (Classic Reprint)

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UR large town parks are public trusts, so loosely defined as to fix no clear limits to the use which may be legitimately or honorably made of the lands, materials, funds, or Official in uence, which belong to them. The most essential duty under them may be neglected with out wreck of character or sense of shame. To say as to any point in question of their manage ment it is a matter of taste, generally means that every trustee is as to that point a law unto himself. This paper, which touches the question of a possible basis of stricter accountability, has been printed in the Journal of the American Social Science Association, but with such errors, owing to a miscarriage of proofs, that I wish to Offer corrected copies to those having a special interest in the topic discussed. The feeling which has lately been evinced against plans urged by able and worthy men for subverting the most important features of the Central Park of New York by buildings, roads, walks, and decorative garden-work suitable to a world's fair ground, and a growing dislike shown elsewhere to the introduction of objects and methods of decoration in public grounds thought to be incongruous with their character, may be hoped to indicate a ripening of public Opinion favorable to the ends of the paper.
A bill has just been introduced in the Legislature of New York by Senator Astor, entitled An Act to Define and Limit the Uses of Public Parks, which declares that all properties so classed under the laws of the State, when exceeding 100 acres in extent, are intended and shall be appropriated for the recreation of the people by means of their rural, sylvan, and natural scenery and character, that they must be used and managed in accordance with this definition and that no ground in them shall be appropriated or used in such a manner as to lessen their value and advantages for such recreation.
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