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A new look for an old friend

The Crook County Parks and Recreation District was recently faced with a monumental problem with regards to Pioneer Park.
   When the city-county insurance representative informs you that you have safety issues that need to be dealt with, it's usually not meant as a suggestion.
   Pioneer Park has been one of Prineville's most used and beloved parks for several decades. In many ways Pioneer Park has become an old friend to Prineville residents.
   However, as with many things, there comes a time when a decision must be made on what to do for the future.
   Crook County Parks and Recreation and the Prineville Public Works Department have compiled a plan for the future of Pioneer Park that should ensure its usability and safety for decades to come.
   Although some of the tall, shady trees will be coming down as a safety precaution, other trees will be planted to take their place.
   In an unrelated move, the old stage is in the process of being replaced with a new one.
   Both of these moves will enhance the park's usability and safety for years to come - and that's something we should all be able to support.