Saco could get riverside park

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SACO, Maine (AP) — A Maine city named for the Saco River that runs through it could one day build a riverside park on a 30-acre parcel of land the city acquired after the previous owner failed to pay taxes.

Saco City Councilor Les Smith says the parcel is well-situated for those who would like to take a short paddle on the river or stretch their legs.

Officials say the city could put a few barbecue grills and picnic tables on the site, but no one envisions a major development.

The Portland Press Herald says the city council is scheduled to vote April 5 on whether to set the land aside for possible park use.

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Smith says he hasn’t heard any opposition to the proposal.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com

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