Playground Closed. Nov 5, 2011

I hardly ever take pictures of people but I was inspired by this little girl who stood by the playground and wondered why she couldn't go in to play. Her mother tried all she could to explain what 'maintenance' meant but the little girl final broke down and cried.
The reason I posted this is to show that in the management of our city parks children occupy a secondary place of importance somewhere above animals.
All importance went to adults in the week before in preparing the park for the Marathon.
All the Children's playgrounds in this area were closed while the park's maintenance staff focused only on the Marathon paths. Places like the Ramble and other places for 'Peaceful Relaxation' were completely ignored.