There is a need for the State – for all levels of government - to close their budget gaps. One of the ideas is to close some parks and that has people irate. The chart in the Monday paper shows that – for the parks where figures are available - the revenue was $0.80 per user while the cost per user was just over $2.00. In one case, the cost was over $15.00 for each user and there was no revenue. There is an alternative solution: have the people who are using these parks pay a realistic user fee.
It is not the government’s purpose to provide (almost) free activities for people.