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Letters: Pop-Up Park has been a trying siege

Complaints to the police have been made, but to no avail.
Pop Up Park Ladner Village
The pop-up park in Ladner Village.

Editor:

Re: Make the Bridge Street pop-up park permanent (Optimist letters)

Although I agree that the Pop-Up Park has been enjoyed by Deltans of all ages during these past two summers (daylight hours), Jordon Miller has missed reading my letter to the editor dated May 12, entitled “A misguided concept.”

Again this summer, during the late night hours until dawn, wild teenagers unleashed by their parents who are disenfranchised of the responsibility to oversee their children's recreational activities continues to be a problem.

The carnival lights streaming over the park that remain lit all night long has become a beacon for these loud reckless teens to rearrange the FUN-iture, and to abuse the games beyond tolerance. Complaints to the police have been made, but to no avail. Also, the City of Delta Parks, Recreation and Culture Department does not provide any supervision or damage control over this park. Therefore, the businesses on Delta Street have been left again this year, during these past four months, to look out for ourselves during this trying siege.

Bridge Street is a main thoroughfare for private and commercial transport vehicles, and our businesses require a safe and uninhibited access. Clearly, the City of Delta will have to acknowledge that Bridge Street from Harbour Stroll to Delta Street is not a suitable location for a Pop-Up Park, and plan to find a more suitable site next year.

Carol R. LeVasseur

 

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