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Mission Park Garbage

Original post made by Sara Walls, Mission Park, on Nov 17, 2009

I have grown up in Mission Park. My brothers and long time friends played there when cows lined up against the basketball court. We built forts on the big Oak tree that is no longer there and you can still see the "steps" on the tree behind the big slide to our second fort. I was VERY sad to take my 2 year old son to play on the sand and instead of playing, I cleaned up the garbage. There was cardboard EVERYWHERE, cigarette butts and plastic wrappings. I understand why we have cardboard makes the slide faster. But parents please, please teach the kids to clean up after themselves. I was disgusted and could not let my son play in a pile of garbage. This is a place for our kids to hang out and enjoy being a kid. I have the BEST memories from that park and I am still very close to the kids who joined me in those memories. Mission Park was and always will be my home, so please treat the park the same way you would treat your yard and home...with respect. The following link is just a small pile of what I could clean up. I walked away feeling sad knowing that it probably will be all back in a day or two...but maybe we can start realizing the destruction this causes and people will start teaching by example and clean up the park.

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Posted by D W
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 18, 2009 at 11:37 am

Sara: If you are unable to bring your neighbors together to take on this environmental abuse, do you know a neighbor who can bring everyone together to find the culprits, whomever they may be?
I have no clue on the ins and outs of Mission Park, but I do encourage you to help build a team to take better care of the park. All it takes is convincing one neighbor enough that he or she gets fed up and declares it the last straw.
Thank you for sharing this concern on the Weekly blog. Hopefully, there will be more comments after mine. Good luck with your efforts.

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Posted by Mr. Rodgers
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 18, 2009 at 5:07 pm

It is very sad how much Pleasanton is changing. Lots more scofflaws, pigs, dopers, don't-give-a-damners, and left-wing loons. Now that Gov. Moonbeam is insisting on us adding a bunch of low-cost, high-density housing; and the Stoneridge BART station coming its going to get worse (Lefty loons - that last sentence is the nudge for you to start yelping. It was a great place to raise out kids, but I wouldn't want my grandkids raised here. I'm out of here in a couple of years, and also out of California.

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Posted by Janna
a resident of Dublin
on Nov 18, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Yeah, Pleasanton is the pits! I totally understand. Get out before the poor (oxymoron in Pleasanton) actually have a place to live that's not dangerous for their kids. Only children born into privilege deserve to live someplace nice. Low income people should go back where they came from!

Maybe the Midwest will be right for you, less of a melting pot and not as much low income housing is necessary I'd imagine since it's cheaper to live there than here. You won't have to live anywhere near the unwashed masses if you don't want to.

Please get out more. Take a visit to L.A. You will feel much better about Pleasanton when you get back.

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