Vandals strike Kaposia Park disc golf course

  • Article by: TIM HARLOW , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 28, 2010 - 10:53 AM

Opponents of new user fees may be the culprits. Those opposed to new user fees may be behind recent vandalism and a burglary at the South St. Paul park, police said.

  • 7
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
  • 1 - 7 of 7
vileninJul. 25, 1011:21 AM

These vandals are just a bunch of mean hippies. So you don't like the fees. Go to a free course, there are plenty of them out there. Don't ruin the park for everyone else.

7
2
changeagent2010Jul. 25, 1012:51 PM

Talk about not thinking things through....Why destroy the property and cause MORE expenses such as cleaning up & boosting security? Those new, added EXTRA expenses, on top of the existing maintenance work that needs doing, guarantee fees will be needed to cover the work costs and maybe even higher fees in the longer term. I'm betting you're not from the neighborhood -- your taxes aren't going toward cleaning up the messes you've made either (or so you seem to think)....Thanks a lot for ruining the park and costing the rest of us even more of our hard-earned $$$ (fees or taxes, it's coming out of our pocket). Would you be happier if the Parks & Rec dept. closed the disc golf area entirely?

11
0
mahoneytJul. 26, 10 2:26 PM

Just shut it down.

3
4
spnedrJul. 26, 10 5:06 PM

soon there will be a fee to walk in the park.

2
4
shiggityshawJul. 26, 10 8:58 PM

...for letting children use the expensive jungle gyms and maintaining them? Hmmmm...

1
4
frankendorkJul. 27, 10 1:37 PM

You're upset with a $30 yearly fee so you go and cause hundreds(or thousands?) of $ of damage and force the City to install expensive cameras, all costs that will need to be passed along to the users in some way, shape or form. Brilliant!

1
0
halfabubbleJul. 28, 10 4:50 PM

...one way or another, parks need maintenance, maintenance costs money, money comes from either higher property taxes or user fees. Since the park opened, the tax payers have been subsidizing the course. Now, when people who use the course are told they have to pay either $5/day or $30/season, they're upset because the city can't afford to subsidize it 100% anymore. Other parks have done much the same thing for their disc golf courses, Bryant Lake in EP charges $3/day or $35/season and it is a busy course. So, the fees being charged by this course are not out of line. To make matters worse, now some people think committing felony property damage and theft is a way to stop the fees from being charged, when what it means is that less money will go to improvements and more will go to repair. Way to go geniuses.

0
0
  • 1 - 7 of 7

Comment on this story   |  

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT