To the Editor:
I should have known better, having lived here for over five years, than to walk my 2-year-old grandson to the play ground near the ball fields at Warwick City Park. I had hoped that things had improved from the previous years.
From a distance the swing set and Jungle Gym (call me old-fashioned, but that is what they used to call them) beckons to a child. Well, lots of disappointment for our toddler. The swing set, that accommodates only two swings, had only one hanging and it was for an older child, nothing for a toddler.
The swing that was there was too high off the ground for even me to reach. The gym set looks like it was erected during WWI. Rusted, missing parts, holes in the plastic tubes, it’s a good example of what a younger mother should not allow her children on, but, equally dangerous for an unsupervised older child.
As a mother, grandmother and nurse, I realize that this area is a problem. Is anyone responsible for the care maintenance and removal of these items? Now the ballparks are beautiful and the dog area is great for the dogs and the solar paneled bathroom facilities are lovely, but this area of the park says, “Children are not welcome. Enter at your own risk.”
Before we suffer the burden of another child hurt in this park, I ask our new mayor to take that apparatus down or replace it with a new one that the kids so justly deserve.