Letter to the Editor

Not enough thought put into skateboard park plan

Thursday, November 22, 2012

To the editor:

Why would you want to build a skateboard park in Walker Park? I am a longtime Blythevillian and I have lived by Walker Park my entire life. I don't think there was much thought put into this one.

How about some basketball courts or something more suited to fit the people who reside around the area? I don't think there's a kid on my block or around my area who can even afford a skateboard. Thing is, they don't skate.

Why not build it out at the Sportsplex? Do something in Walker Park that the people who live around there can enjoy. Let's face it -- people who use that park are the people who live around it. Crime is to bad in the area for tourists and I seriously doubt a skateboard park would encourage the people who lock their doors and speed up when they come down my block to stop and let their kids get out and play.

Grant Massey