Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation Budget CutsRichard Worden wrote to CFLFR to say:
Hillsborough County is cutting $140 million from its budget for 2010, this includes closing closing county parks.
E.G. Simmons Park in Ruskin is the only secure ramp on the east side of the bay.
Numerous Guides work out of there everyday making a living. 54 park rangers are being let go, half or all of Parks & Rec Staff.
E.G Simmons has 7 fulltime Rangers that Clean Mow and Maintain the 468 acre park.
Parks & Rec has been under funded and understaffed for years now there making it non exsistent.
This whole thing stinks, on any given weekend day, 150-200 boats launch there.
You can get involved in Hillsborough County Government here: www.hillsboroughcounty.org
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