Not good for a garden, but good for skatepark?

"Why then was the safety concern not given as much consideration when it came to deciding on the skate park location "

The article about the community garden in the Gulch (Trail council weighs in on growing season, Trail Times Feb. 12) and the mayor’s response (Letter to the Editor, Trail Times, Feb. 27) of “it’s location on a busy highway with associated noise and other safety concerns may not make it the preferred location” deserves another response.

Why then was the safety concern not given as much consideration when it came to deciding on the skate park location when the Gulch is clearly not the preferred location for a skate park with children and young adults enjoying their sport and even some older ones, drugs and alcohol lurking nearby, crossing busy roads and on a truckers route.

The only clear choice for the skate park is Gyro but anywhere safer is better than in the Gulch.

Marie MacLeod

Rossland