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Friends of Rockhaven
Kicked out of Rockhaven

By now you may have heard that Friends of Rockhaven has filed a lawsuit to force the City to do the maintenance they should have been doing the last 15 years. No money is being asked for, just replace roofs, do the mold abatement, drainage, paint – that sort of thing.

Because we have embarrassed the City, they are royally angry at us. In an act of apparent vindictiveness, they have banned us from the property and cut off all communication with us. Very mature, right?

We hope that in the future when they calm down, we can resume our volunteer work at Rockhaven. In the meantime, we will continue to push for the preservation of this treasure.

It’s sad that we had to sue them to make them do the right thing. But it seems that was the only way to get them to move. Perhaps that’s our gift to Rockhaven on its 100th birthday.

Mike Lawler

Vice President

Friends of Rockhaven

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"Such a beautiful place with a wonderful history deserves to live on as a community arts center and park. I would be a shame for this local landmark to disappear."

Sandra Hernandez