Take better care of our free spaces

I’m feeling distraught about what my children and I encountered at the skate park recently.

I’m feeling distraught about what my children and I encountered at the skate park recently. I’m the mother of two amazing youngsters who are excited every time we head to the skate park for them to bike. I’m trying to teach them how to be good stewards of the planet and citizens of our community.

That is why I can’t help but wonder where someone goes wrong to leave their human waste on the top jump of the bike park. No, this wasn’t a dog dropping.

How in our day and age does this happen? If someone really had to go I’m not opposed to heading behind a bush. But to deface the skate park with the knowledge someone is likely to run into your waste? It’s the worst kind of littering imaginable and I hope the person that did this gets turned in for some hours of community service. It’s bad enough people at both the Sidney Skate Park and the Rotary Club Dirt Jump Park leave trash all over the place, though both places provide receptacles.

I only hope the people responsible read this and get a clue.

Parents, let’s work together to educate our kids to how special this community is and why we’d like to keep and take care of those free places that many a youngster enjoys using.

Deborah Twemlow, Saanichton