LETTERS: Recreation and parks

Readers comment on recreation facilities in White Rock and Surrey.

Editor:

We have lived in White Rock for 24 years. There never has been anything for our grandchildren.

Is it not time we build a place where our kids can go to hang out as we elders do with our friends?

What about a longboarding facility here, as they have in Surrey?

Wake up, you council members, and get with the program.

With respect.

Dolores Diachok, White Rock

• • •

Re: Regulating our parks, June 10 letters.

I agree with the previous letter from Guy Shaddock, regarding restrictions in our parks.

Why are large areas permanently and expensively fenced off from public use? The Sunnyside baseball diamonds are now surrounded by fencing, with very small bypass corridors for the public to get by.

How is it that these large portions of our parks, which are only used for perhaps five per cent of the time, are now off limits to the rest of us for 95 per cent of the time?

We all pay for these parks from our property taxes. Surely a more equitable solution would be to have these areas reserved for the days that they are to be used, with free access to all of us on all the other days.

Think about it, parks board!

Ed Page, Surrey

 

 

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