A few years ago, I remember a Mercury article with artist renderings and a map of John Potts Park which was to be created here in Pottstown. The park was going to connect Memorial Park with the Schuylkill River and the Schuylkill River Trail. I believe it also would include the Carousel and MCCC West campus as well.
The recent availability of funds for the Promenade is one more step in this direction. The more projects like this we can get completed the more attractive Pottstown will become. The new intermodal transportation center, the Mrs. Smith’s Foil project, the Reconnections project with North Coventry, Riverfront Park, MCCC West’s new parking lot and rehabilitation of the old PECO building into an environmental center, the Carousel and eventually John Potts Park are going to be a crown jewel for Pottstown.
I have a visual in my head of all this and look forward to the day when it becomes a reality. The pieces are falling into place. If we are patient long enough, good things happen.