Monday, May 14, 2007
I don't remember if there was a park when I was a kid. Up at the school I guess there was a death trap of a park built on pavement with giant slides and no shock absorption so if you fell you got HURT. Now the school built a really nice park with wood chips around it BUT they lock it up from hoodlums off school hours.
I don't remember how long ago it was when the park by the pow wow grounds was built but I know I came back one year and it was there. It used to be maintained by YO (Youth Opportunities,) which seemed like a great program but as with every positive program that starts out high hopes on the rez, funds went dry and i don't know who maintains the park now. Or if anyone does. I just noticed how worn down it is getting, not that kids notice. They love having it here. My son said the skatepark is unusable because of the holes in it and such.
on the basketball court facing the skatepark
Justice don't care how tore up things are.
Justice and her "daddy."
Speaking of which...she loves having a dad finally. And he loves finally having a daughter. And now I surely can't win an argument with her.
All in all the park is a good thing for the kids and it is nice to have it around. When I was a kid we went to the BIA grounds to eat our penny candy because it "felt" like a park. I just wished someone would maintain it.