Wmspt Police Chief Foresman issues comment on Memorial Park actions
This leads one to question where these “hooligans” parents were when their children were littering up the neighborhood park. This also causes one to ponder where all of the other neighborhood children were when these “hooligans” were hijacking Memorial Park. Parks were designed as places where neighbors, citizens, and families can meet to network and form bonds as they become invested in a neighborhood. Memorial Park has become a gathering place for individuals many of whom are not from the neighborhood and wouldn’t congregate there if there wasn’t an attraction for them. Add to this the fact that there is no supervision or informal control and we have a problem.