The Virginian-Pilot has posted an article that outlines how some residents are skeptical:
“There’s so much crime here,” said R.J. Luce, who lives a block away from the vacant land where the playground will be built, at 352 San Antonio Blvd.
“I’m afraid it will become a magnet for the wrong people. I’m worried one of the children is going to get shot.”
And some residents welcome the playground:
Jody Fife, a mother of two who lives in a house across San Antonio Boulevard from the playground area, said children shouldn’t be punished because of bad elements in the neighborhood.
“If you’re going to take back your neighborhood, you have to try something,” she said.
Read the article: Plan for a Norfolk playground finds critics, skeptics
Remember to sign up to help construct the playground, contact: Melinda Luchun at 823-4210 or email CommunityOutreach@norfolk.gov