Comment 116747

By highasageorgiapine (registered) | Posted March 03, 2016 at 10:53:40

as a kid growing up i was interested in golf, but being from a low income family i couldn't really afford much more than the local 9 hole municipal course a few blocks from my house. i used to take the only 2 clubs i had for my size and played pretty often most summers.

having publicly owned recreation facilities makes activities accessible to a wide population. simultaneously, maintaining these facilities shows community support for sport and physical activity, an important investment in public health.

i say the same thing over and over again, as a society we know the cost of everything but the value of nothing. if the city loses a few bucks (and let's be honest, in the grand scheme of things it's a drop in the bucket) so many of it's citizens are able to experience a novel sport and get outside in a lovely setting for some exercise i think it's fine.

i enjoy open public parks as much as the next person, but they are not as great for sporting activities. they tend to be most frequently used for getting dogs exercise, often to the detriment of other activities.

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