[RP TownTalk] Town Parks

Andrew Farrington somefool at dvnt.com
Tue Nov 28 12:59:28 UTC 2006

I have a strong issue with language of the flavor of "people like that." 
Having once been a teenager, I can say for myself at any rate that I for 
one preferred to indulge in such activities in as clean and attractive 
places as possible without Mom finding me.  ;)  I think Alice's point 
about us being downstream of Laurel, Beltsville, College Park and 
Greenbelt holds a lot of water.  Haha, a lot of water.

Not that I don't get a metric donkey-load of cans, bottles and assorted 
food wrappers out of my bushes a couple of times a week - and they aren't 
coming from the creek!  This in spite of the copious public trash cans 
peppering my street.  Alas.

I've only ever used graffiti remover on metal, myself, but that has 
included painted metal inside public bathrooms, and the directions say it 
can be used on most anything, including wood and fabric.  The directions 
also say, as most cleaners do, to test in an inconspicous place first. 
(Such as a public park after dark?? ;)

  -Andrew Farrington
4605 Queensbury Road

On Tue, 28 Nov 2006, Sue Collins wrote:

> It IS a shame to see any of our parks so dirty and pathetic looking.  I 
> can't think of any easy solution, especially if you're talking people 
> who go there for sex, drugs, etc.  It's not like people like that are 
> gonna care one way or the other. A shame, too, because we DO have so 
> many parks in town!  We also get people who apparently don't live at our 
> apt. building dumping their garbage on the ground around our dumpster, I 
> guess there's a lot of people out there who just don't care...  On a 
> happier note, has anyone else seen the big groundhog in the park by the 
> school? Believe it or not, I have actually seen the groundhog sitting ON 
> the bench at the picnic tables with his front feet on the table, for all 
> the world looking like he was waiting for a snack!  And I saw this more 
> than once, so I know I'm not hallucinating! :)  (very early in the a.m.)
> That "Graffiti Off" stuff looked interesting; do you just spray it on 
> anything that is covered with graffiti, or just metal, plastic, etc?

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