Following the drowning of a five year old girl at Falls Park earlier this year, several city took part in a “Falls Park Loss Control Special Review” Monday night.
Several recommendations were made. Some of the biggest ones being building a viewing area at the lower falls with platforms and more signs.
Falls Park is often filled with people enjoying the walking paths near the water or even just getting the chance to take some pictures. Ashlee Davis is visiting the park with her three children today. With water running fast, she’s making sure to keep her kids close.
“We’ve just gone right here so far but yeah hold hands, stay in the stroller, stay next to mommy kids of thing,” visiting Falls Park, Ashlee Davis said.
Though not from the area, she thinks recommendations could be beneficial to the park.
“More signs always help, because it’s a better chance for people to see and be aware of all the possible dangers that could happen around here,” Davis said.
Andy Peterson and his family also made a stop at the park today, and was impressed with the natural beauty of the park.
“Most of the time now you see places that have lots of fences and signs and I think it’s really nice that there isn’t much of that here, this it really is sort of left as it probably has been for thousands of years perhaps,” Peterson said.
Which is why he thinks it’s best to find a happy medium between safety and nature.
“You have to find a balance in these things and so I can appreciate that this is some danger, some wild beauty here that potentially is dangerous for people that aren’t paying attention and maybe little kids so maybe there are some options that perhaps could be explored,” Peterson said.
We’ve provided a link to the safety report here.