I think the skate park was an awesome idea. Finally, the kids have a place to go that doesn't require the parents paying hundreds of dollars to be on a sports team. Also, they aren't sitting with a remote in hand, playing video games.
If you want young people to stay out of trouble, give them something to do. Who cares if it cost money. Everything costs money. I love driving by and watching them skate and bike. Very impressive.
Senior citizens, please stop complaining about these new things that will keep our young people out of trouble.