Not paying to park at Blue Lake = Douchebag
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December 9th, 2012, 01:05 PM
May 8th, 2009
I understand that people have been parking outside the park (and walking in) for years. This I'm sure has been a talking point and inconvenience (at times) to neighbors. The issue is that now all those people who used to park there are still going to park there and now there will be many more people doing the same compounding the issue for the neighbors. If it does get out of hand disc golfers will become the scapegoat for everyone.
Of course there are other issues such as drinking, smoking etc but all these things should be proactively addressed in concert with each other. Saying that parking is only a "little" problem is stupid. If a neighborhood association is bothered enough they will act and they will be heard. (I again refer to the short-lived park in Gresham that had the support of the majority of neighbors but because of the gripes of two people in particular the course was pulled. These two people started a facebook page and daily posted pictures of cans/bottles, cigarette butts and where and how people parked).
There will always be some people who will thoughtlessly park but those of us who frequent this website are mostly people deeply entrenched in the disc golf community and it should be our duty to spread the word that parking outside blue lake could very easily lead to a disharmony between the neighbors and the course and could ultimately lead to it's removal. It would be a shame but if it happens don't say I (and many many others) didn't warn you.
If you park outside Blue Lake you may not be a douchebag but you most certainly are cheap and thoughtless and your actions could well lead to actions that will spoil the fun for many.
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