“Which "old" people are you referring to? Whose "old" money runs this town? What type of place should they provide for kids? Who will staff it? Who will pay for it? Who will police it? Who is to say that if this place is provided, these kids will not immediately screw it up by fighting, drinking, smoking (various types of herb)?
When I was a kid, we played baseball or basketball most of the summer, most often at Cairns Field. On weekends, if my parents could foot the bill, we went to Dixie Skateland and then Great Lakes Skateway when it opened. We were always at each other's houses, and rarely got into any type of trouble where the police might be called. Why is it that today we need a special place for kids to go? All of the previous items listed are still available, but now there are bike trails, skate parks, an ice rink, two putt putt courses, a go cart track, numerous golf courses, a YMCA which offers many activities, ALCC which offers many activities, a sand volleyball court at Munson, playscape, tennis courts, soccer fields, splash park, public pool, etc. The list goes on, and it is quite a bit more than I ever had as a kid growing up in the sixties and seventies. Sounds like some kids are spoiled rotten and think that every second of their time is supposed to have an activity provided for them. Perhaps the parents should look at getting their kids involved in activities which will keep them from "HAVING NOTHING TO DO AND NOWHERE TO GO" and should teach them some values which will keep them from EVENTUALLY FINDING SOMETHING TO DO WHICH USUALLY ISN'T GOOD. What a load of crap!”
thru all this mess of quotes etc lol im not sure who actually wrote the above...but whoever did...they totally hit the nail on the head!!
but for us it was roessler field and the old skateland on telegraph in lasalle.