I have been from the east coast to the west coast and have noticed that many city leaders want to place the blame for all the wrong doings in their cities on the skaters. They have resorted into tearing down the one place that the skaters have, only to rebuild them in a matter of a couple of years to get them back off the streets. The skate park in Florissant is a perfect place for them to skate. It is fenced in, far enough away from the traffic and the equipment costs the city money (our tax dollars). I am not too happy to hear of this becoming wasteful spending by tearing it down.I think the skate park was a great idea when it was built. It kept a lot of skaters off the streets and sidewalks. I agree that a sign should be posted telling skaters to skate at their own risk. This will keep the liability from the city if someone gets hurt. My son and his friends skate their all the time and i have never heard of any problems. As far as the graffiti, who said a skater did it. Many people roam the park. I have never cared for Mayor Lowery. Many people say he has done great for Florissant and maybe he has in many ways but this is a perfect example of something he is doing wrong. Save the Park!!!
As far as Mayor Lowery, he needs to remember to tip his waitresses that work hard for their money to help pay his salary.