The inability of Delta Parks & Recreation to cut the grass short enough and to not pick up the clippings in the Tsawwassen Village Park, has allowed swarms of mosquitos to invade this area. Mosquitos love to hide in long grass and grass clippings, making it a very unpleasant place to visit.
Normally the park is well used by all ages in the community however, families have had to pack up and cancel birthday parties and gatherings, children do not want to play or parents to sit and watch them due to the infestation.
Recently two concerned local residents, used their own time and lawn mowers to clean the park up, cutting the grass to a reasonable level and removing all the old clippings. They did this after a number of attempts to get some action from Parks & Rec. staff to resolve the problem, with no success.
Thank you to my neighbors for giving up your time and equipment for the benefit of all park users.
However as taxpayers should we not expect Parks & Recreation to maintain the park to a standard whereby it can be used by all?