Parks are important to cities. Residents need green, open spaces to keep them in touch with nature. With a river running through Roseburg, expansive Stewart Park and the scenic beauty surrounding the city, this isn’t much of a concern for residents. Still, park space shouldn’t be taken for granted. It’s appropriate that the Roseburg Parks & Recreation Commission sincerely struggled with the decision to recommend selling Willis Park and its gazebo with the historic Willis House. The Roseburg City Council should concur with the parks board when it takes up the issue later this summer. The beloved Willis House, which …
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