I love Bradley Park. I spent several years of my youth growing up in French town of 86 and I spent most of my time in Bradley park. It was like having my own forest in my back yard. I used to love going to the camping area to see who would be there. I spent many an hour out on the point either fishing or exploring the little islands that it was made up from. It is sad to see Bradley park in its' deserted condition. But unfortunately like many things us older generation grew up with camping, hiking, exploring and most outdoor activities have been replaced by electronic/video games and Ipods. Kids no longer spend time in the back seat of Mom and Dads station wagon looking forward to getting to thier camping spot. These days, most kids spend the whole trip playing Zelda or Mario and they never even see what passes by them in the window. They don't know what they are missing. I know there are some kids still being raised doing traditional family vacation activities, but they are rare these days. I remember when 51 ran past the Alamo Plaza motel and I and my friends would sit on the corner on weekends and wave to travelers as they went by. Traffic would be lined up a long ways back. We used to get such a kick when vacationers would wave back at us.
Much as I would love to see any sort of improvements to Bradley park, I don't see it ever attracting the numbers it used to. Not because the park has lost its luster, but because most folks have lost thier desire to see it. However, if a tower can draw some attention to its beauty and usefulness, then maybe it would be worth the effort. I no longer live in the Tomahawk area, but I do visit every couple of years and would certainly support any improvements to the park.