Many strong arguments have been made for the need for our young people to have a skatepark. I do not think you will find many people who would object to the skatepark. I do think you will find a number of people that object to the proposed location of such a park.
Residents in the area of Jackson Park object to the skatepark being located here for a number of reasons. The main objection is the traffic and the manner in which people drive on Crosshill Road. For most, there is no such thing as a speed limit. Speeds of 35 and 40 miles an hour are not uncommon on this street. Respect for private property means nothing to many people. They would much rather drive through someone's yard than to slow down for oncoming traffic. A number of years ago, our son was playing in the yard with his dog, when the dog was hit by a car and killed. The dog was 5 feet away from the road. The driver did not even stop.