Meeting Set on Park Closure

Earlier today, EV Grieve reported on the closure of Open Road Park. We now have more details about what led to the closure. The park was closed by officials at East Side Community High School; principal Mark Federman cited an increase in drinking, smoking, fighting, littering and vandalism on the premises as the reasons for the closure. The school will hold a public meeting next week to discuss how to improve conditions at the park — in the meantime, children will have to look for another spot to skate and shoot some hoops.
Chelsia Rose Marcius