Jungle Island doesn’t need extra money from the city of Miami. Instead, it needs to make the park more pedestrian friendly. Recently, I made my first — and only — nightmare trip to Jungle Island. I took the S bus east. I had to cross a busy highway. There were no signs or directions.
Fortunately, a young man disembarking the bus, wearing a Jungle Island uniform said he’d help me across the highway — with both of us taking our lives into our hands. We then proceeded around a long, unpaved walk, through an isolated alleyway and finally, mercifully, we reached the entrance.
I wrote a complimentary letter to Jungle Island about this good Samaritan. If he hadn’t been there, I would have given up and gone home. Don’t throw good money after bad. Put up signs and make that place pedestrian friendly, especially for tourists, the elderly and children.
Karin Stahl, North Miami