Hats off

Park District grows via efficiency

Despite lacking a continuous source of public funding such as a levy, the Seneca County Park District recently added what essentially would be the 10th nature preserve in the county.

The district and Geary Family YMCA agreed Tuesday to cooperate on use of the YMCA’s Fruth Outdoor Center on SR 18 east of Fostoria, adding a park on the county’s west side.

The latest additions to the park district also are joint ventures. The outdoor center joins Tiffin University Nature Preserve, Opportunity Park and Mercy Community Nature Preserve as part of the district.

The park board, with support from Friends of the Seneca County Park District, not only can pinch a penny until Lincoln cries, “ouch,” it makes efficient use of available resources.

If only the federal government could operate with such frugality. …