Park mis-use

Auckland City Harbour News - - LETTERS -

As res­i­dents liv­ing across from Walker Park, we are an­gered by the three-day soccer event played on Good Fri­day, Easter Satur­day and Easter Sun­day.

More than 250 peo­ple de­scended on the park be­gin­ning on Good Fri­day at 8.30am.

Res­i­dents put up with all­day game noise, co­pi­ous amounts of rub­bish, orange peels in drains, glass beer bot­tles strewn on grass and food re­mains left be­hind, (not to men­tion soccer play­ers in their undies chang­ing their gear).

There were play­ers block­ing our drive­ways as they un­loaded, among other things, the boxes of al­co­hol for con­sump­tion in an al­co­hol-pro­hib­ited park.

It made park­ing very dif­fi­cult for us and we had to send our rel­a­tives back home be­cause there was no park­ing avail­able. The Auck­land Coun­cil should not al­low games to be played on public hol­i­days or Sun­days pro­vid­ing us some re­prieve from the usual game noise and high traf­fic lev­els, and al­low us the en­joy­ment of our res­i­dence and com­mu­nity on our hol­i­days.

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