I went to my "neighborhood" park the other day. It was a holiday. There were no dogs there, only people, playing organized soccer. They didn't speak English. None of them. Not even the little toddlers two or three years old. What country is this? Where did they come from? How much did they pay the city just to play soccer? The parking lot was a dressing room for a strip down and change of clothes. Sweet. Some people think standing behind a car door affords you privacy, not so. Spare me the sight of your gnarly tattooed body.
Dog owners are not allowed in the park after 8 a.m. with off-leash animals. A Parks Commissioner claims it is to protect the children walking to a nearby school. This was a holiday but it could have been a weekend or one of the numerous "in-service" days with no children walking to school. So maybe we're just protecting foreign-speaking future soccer players from these rabid dogs?
One thing for sure, this park is not for everyone to share.