To the Editor:
You never really miss something until it is gone. Just recently, I found this out the hard way. The complicated loss of peace and quiet. Change is sometimes a good thing, but going from having solitude to uncertainty in such a short time period is anything but. You see, I live in a nice home that is located directly on Ohlone Park. This means my backyard is lush green grass with the occasional napper under the trees. Just recently, I am coming face to face with the idea that my tranquil surroundings are being redesigned and fitted with noticeable play structures that will bring attention from children and cause much unneeded noise. It will be a new center of commotion, as if the park down the street does not supply enough entertainment for the young thrill seekers. I don’t think anyone wants me to explain the alternatives aside from my backyard, so I won’t but I will just say this. There has been limited things wrong with the park the way it is. More eye-catching structures are not necessary, they are virtually everywhere. I think the park is appreciated by anyone who has ever had a nice, relaxing visit there... and should remain so. Some people call me anti-kids, but really, I am one, so how does that fit? I just want a little peace- doesn’t everyone?