Trial artificial turf on E. Esplanade
It seems like the grass is always struggling on E. Esplanade, aka "The Office", probably because of it's popularity, the big trees, and salt/sand from the winter Southerlies. Maybe council can trial some artificial turf which might save some $$ in the long run? Or is turf hard to maintain? Maybe turf in a few high-wear areas (directly under the middle trees or directly in front of the benches close to the promenade).
I'm sure there will be plenty of detractors (takes away from the natural beauty, etc.)...but just a thought.