Oshkosh Corp. relocating its headquarters to desired public land is contentious but also deserving. The land and the corporation are both tremendous assets to the community.
As much as Oshkosh Corp. deserves the argument for gaining access to a portion of this land, I want to focus on the former issue. The argument for true green space. Let’s be honest, a pay-to-play golf course is not a public park nor true green space.
When was the last time you had to pay to walk on the paths at Menominee Park or were required to pay for a round of disc golf at Red Arrow Park? The answer is, you haven’t. The reason for this is that the current design of these parks requires relatively little funding. A park that requires few resources to remain a park is a true green space, and Lakeshore Golf Course is not one of those.
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