We don’t need nor want a skate park in Glendale

Imagine my surprise when I have to learn through the front page of a newspaper what is being built at the end of the street next to the Glendale School.

Imagine my surprise when I have to learn through the front page of a newspaper what is being built at the end of the street next to the Glendale School.

A skateboard park?

I am angered and appalled that the city can build this without letting home owners paying taxes have a say.

My concern is who is going to clean up the graffiti that comes with these parks, if the one downtown is any indication of how well it will be cared for?

Is the city going to reimburse us for the loss in our property values?

Why is it being built in a residential area and not somewhere where homeowners will not have to suffer?

Why not at City Hall?

Or in one of the councillor’s neighbourhoods?

How much is this costing the taxpayer and are they going to hire extra policing when our neighbourhood is attracting drug dealers and undesirables?

Seriously did they put any thought into this?

Right next to a school? Where kids go to learn and be safe, instead they can hang out at the skate park and be offered drugs.

If anyone thinks this won’t happen all you need to do is talk to people in Strathcona.

We already have speeding problems on this street and no policing as it is, we live in a school zone and have yet to see any police patrolling.

Now we get to look forward to additional noise, graffiti and drugs.

Dina Tress

Red Deer