Our county, and the cities in it, have wonderful parks and I am so thankful for all the work and resources that go into keeping them clean and user friendly.
Taking my grandchildren to the parks at least three times a week gives them exercise and a safe place to burn off their energy. I am amazed, however, at the poor behavior of some of the older children that is tolerated by caretakers, and sometimes even the poor behavior of the caretakers themselves.
We have visited parks where a water balloon and supersoaker fight were taking place among a group of older kids in the middle of the play area, and, of course, those of us not involved with the group were not off limits to getting wet; older kids with long sticks in their hands are frequently allowed to run around the play area among the younger kids, with little concern for safety of the younger kids; and, of course, there are always the children who will not take turns on some of the equipment and their parents are paying absolutely no attention to make sure their child is letting others have their turn.
How can we change this inappropriate behavior in our public parks so everyone can enjoy the parks?