America’s national parks are not a land bank for properties until a higher bidder comes around. National parks are meant to be preserved as long as the United States endures.
As a 25-year Prince George’s County resident, I deeply care about the national parks, including Oxon Cove. This area already has its best use — as national parkland. Building a football stadium at Oxon Cove would degrade the park and pave over its history.
I invite other area residents to visit the park to see for themselves how special it is and to see that it is worth fighting for its continued preservation.
Judy Xanthopoulos, Cheverly
Oxon Cove Park’s very own Web page on the National Park Service website states the following: “The property was entrusted to the National Park Service in 1959 to protect its natural and cultural resources from the threat of increased urban development.” Does every last green space in the Washington metro area have to be paved over? Words cannot express how disgusted I am with the park being proposed as the site of a stadium. As if the view from Alexandria across the Potomac River weren’t already marred by the monstrosity that is MGM National Harbor and the MGM Casino.
Kate McAloon, Alexandria