“Parity on the Playground”

WFPL produced a great piece on the problems facing our urban parks, particularly those in poorer areas of our city (wfpl.org/next-louisville-parity-playground/). The challenge presented by litter, vandalism, and violence are not insurmountable. Litter can be reduced by challenging the use of disposables. Vandalism can be reduced by using more durable, less toxic natural elements in our playgrounds (see image). Danger can be reduced by adults participating in the commons (get out of the house and car – walk, bicycle). Redirecting investment from the east end to the rest of the city (new VA Hospital being a prime non-park example).

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