But I’ve recently found that there is another issue other than that little pond. If you go a little further north you will see 3 tunnels that go below the CSX / Metro train tracks.
Neighbors are complaining that these tunnels are being used by drug dealers / criminals as escape route. They have also been troubled by gang members who frequently have parties in the northern part of the park, some time late in the evening with beers / alcohols. Some time they come in large numbers, as many as several dozens.
On one occasion, these gang members made life threatening remarks to one of the neighbors. When Police came, they escaped through the tunnels (picture below) located at the north east corner of the park at the end of the creek that runs under the train truck.
Like many others in the community, I see these tunnels are serious public safety threats to the neighbors who live next to these tunnels.
The County and the City are now looking into various ways to stop these tunnels being used as escape route. One option is to place metal gates at the entrance of tunnels. The other option could be to build fence around the northern part of the park.
I thought I should share these ideas with you in case you live around the park and are also troubled by these activities. Please feel free to email me ( firstname.lastname@example.org), if you want to share your thoughts.