Cary plans triple celebration of public projects

Posted October 31, 2008

— The Town of Cary will celebrate the completion of three public projects Saturday.

The party begins at Kids Together Park at 2 p.m., where Mayor Harold Weinbrecht will rename the park in honor of Marla Dorrel, a former member of town council who advocated for improvements at the park and playground.

Weinbrecht will then lead a parade to the pedestrian bridge over U.S. Highway 1/64 to dedicate the sculpted leaves of artist Michael Stutz that decorate the bridge.

The town will also mark the completion of the Hinshaw Greenway Extension which connects MacDonald Woods Park to the newly-christened Marla Dorrel Park.


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  • Carolina MeerKat Nov 3, 2008

    Bad timing maybe, since politicians are largely all perception right now. While serving in a thankless job, most of them take more from people in one term than you and I will see in a lifetime.
    It is very sweet that the two youngsters conceived the idea, but Dorrell made it happen, all in addition to the other countless hours she has spent on behalf of the citizens of Cary. I don't know her personally, but I do know that having a park named for her is the least that can be done to thank her.

  • pulstar40 Nov 3, 2008

    Disappointed and disgusted too that they renamed the park after a politician. It was a great effort on the part of kids to have it built in the first place. Great if she helped to improve it, but then give her a plaque or a park bench or something. Renaming the park takes away from all the hard work of all those volunteers years ago who made the park happen in the first place!

  • CaryCrazzy Nov 3, 2008

    littlegramma, Agreed someone else is taking the unearned credit.

  • littlegramma Oct 31, 2008

    If you're going to rename the Kids Together park, it should be after those two sweet girls who started the whole thing! Why must we rename everything after politicians? Too many of the pols end up leaving in shame and then more money is spent to rename the parks/buildings to cover up the stupid mistake that was made in renaming it in the first place. Not every building/park has to have a person's name!!!