After reading all of the articles about the skatepark and living on the street leading to the park for 35 years, it seems to me that it is about economics and safety.
I am in favor of our youth having a place to enjoy their sport. Build a safe, quality facility. The surface on the two tennis courts that are being considered for the skate park is in terrible condition. It does not seem to be cement, which is needed as a base for the equipment. The nets have not been maintained for several years so the courts could not be used to play tennis. A week ago the net posts were cut down and the nets completely removed.
Does that mean the decision has already been made to put the skatepark equipment there?
In an article dated June 3, 1993, the residents of Streamland subdivision were up in arms at the thought that a new park might be accessed through their subdivision. No residential area wants added traffic to their neighborhood.