This past Sunday afternoon my family drove to Black Rock Park (satellite map) for a picnic. The park itself was clean, the grass nicely trimmed, but there were only two picnic tables in the whole park, and they were occupied by one party. How could that be? With the micro-management of our recreational areas how could a local park have only two places to sit?
Not only that, there must have been five different signs upon entering the park and if I’m not mistaken, I think the only thing you’re allowed to do at Black Rock is breath… Other than that, there’s a sign telling you not to do it.
I’m saddened by all this; the passes, the Park Rangers, the police, the rules. Down-time is not what it used to be.
— Susan Dorien