Borough Skate Park to Close

Council considering relocation after residents' complaints

Fair Lawn's skate park, which opened earlier this summer, will be closed down because of numerous complaints from residents, according to northjersey.com.

Residents have said that the youngsters were disrespectful and created potential problems with traffic safety and garbage.

After discussing several options, such as issuing ID cards and increasing park supervision, the council agreed to close the park immediately and look into finding another location in a non-residential area.

Paul Caramagna July 21, 2011 at 12:12 PM
Just like Ricky Neldon said: "you can't please everyone" Cut the kids some slack, they are outside having fun and not hiding in their homes on their computers.
kenny laube July 21, 2011 at 12:46 PM
Let's take a wild guess. Older residents with no children complaining about kids being kids
robin bixon July 21, 2011 at 02:44 PM
Leave it to Fair Lawn to be the only town to assemble and dissemble a skate park in 30 days...waste of time and money. How about the disrespect to those who worked so hard to put this together.
robin bixon July 21, 2011 at 03:00 PM
Feel free to join our group Parents in Support of Fair Lawn Skate Park, facebook friend Robin Bixon...thanks
Avalon July 21, 2011 at 06:28 PM
Guilty until proven innocent in Fair Lawn? That's a shame.
margaret July 21, 2011 at 08:42 PM
Are you kidding me..Give these children a chance..They need a place to play and hang out in a nice manner..Have you seen the fields after adult soccer has been played..The yelling that comes from that...The water bottles left behind from those games..Come on let the children have a place to skate ..
robin bixon July 22, 2011 at 01:41 PM
good point margaret, they don't drain the pool when adults and kids break the rules, or tear up playgrounds when they litter and graffiti all over them....
Robin Wilters July 23, 2011 at 03:23 PM
I feel the sme way!!! come on give the kids a place to go they can not hang out any where without getting kicked out!! the cannt do anything with out getting in trouble!! Me being a parnet of a teenager I know this has been a problem for ever!!!


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