So Genesee Park: it's really big (almost 60 acres, maybe more, as I'm not sure what the technical boundaries are)
and yet most of the time most of it goes unused. The high-grass meadow is nice habitat for birds, so let's call that a use. The community center is fairly busy most of the time it's open, the dog park's a hit and the playfields get good use in nice weather, but, still, at least half of the total land there is unused essentially all the time. And there's a lot of parking that goes unused most of the time as well. (It's instructive to check out the Google map.)
Without taking away anyone's existing uses — keeping the playfields, dog park, community center and habitat — couldn't we find some ways of designing the rest of that open space in ways that serve the community better? Can't we imagine a much cooler, more vital park, with more attractions for kids and adults alike?
Someone on this site mentioned a skate park. What else might be cool to see added to the park? Let's just imagine, for a moment, that the city would pay for any sane plan we came up with: what would we want to see?
What kind of a future do we want for our neighborhood park?