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Jun. 23, 2021 | Wednesday
Editorials and Opinions
Letter: Yes, parks need to be inclusive, but no BBQs in small parks

Dear editor:

With regards to Niagara-on-the-Lake's public parks needing to be inclusive to “everyone,” I agree with Coun. Erwin Wiens.

Where I differ with his opinion is the use of barbecues in the smaller parks.

If several people bring barbecues to the park it means they intend on staying for several hours. The fact that the smaller parks have limited space, (overcrowding is possible), means the people who bring barbecues and plan on staying for several hours can easily monopolize them.

By limiting the use of barbecues and tents in the smaller parks, people will stay for shorter times, allowing more people to use the park space, thus making it more inclusive to "everyone."

Kevin Etherington