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Lyon County Residents Concerned About Recent Park Changes

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Several Lyon County residents say they're concerned about park equipment being removed from Stagecoach to other county parks. But authorities tell us, that's misinformation.

Lyon County representative Mike Workman says even though staffing levels have been reduced over the past few years, no parks in Stagecoach have closed although last spring they turned off the water at the Spud Field ball field. The playground equipment is still in place and ready for use.

Workman says they only things that have been removed from Spud Field is a small set of bleachers and a storage container, and that the items were placed in safe keeping for future use.

Water was also turned off at Silver Stage ball field in Silver Springs - and Lyon County is currently in talks with the Lyon County School District to take over Sutro Field in Dayton and is also talking with the Homeowners Association to take over ownership and operation of the Santa Maria Park in Dayton.

Workman says Lyon County has lost its park manager, department head, 2 full-time parks maintenance people and all 6 seasonal workers. Right now, the county can't adequately take care of parks and the landscaping associated with county buildings with the current staff they have.

Workman says he has offered to work with groups interested in adopting a park or specifically, Spud Field, but no one has come forward.

Workman says he plans to attend this week's Stagecoach Advisory Board Meeting.

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