Japanese Friendship Garden Raises Concerns About Noise From Hance Park Mega Playground

By Steve Goldstein, Mark Brodie
Published: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 11:49am
Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 12:43pm

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The entrance to the Japanese Friendship Garden. The "Ro Ho En" plaque adorns the entry way.

The City of Phoenix celebrated plans for the addition of a mega playground at Margaret T. Hance Park just last month, but now, one of the park’s neighbors is voicing opposition to the installment — and the noise that could come with it.

The Japanese Friendship Garden is about 12 feet from where the playground is expected to be built, and that’s raising concerns about preserving the tranquility of the garden.

Lynn Trimble wrote about this for the Phoenix New Times, and joined The Show to talk about the issue.

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