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British Parks In General
Member Name: Revier
British Parks In General
Date: 04/11/09, updated on 04/11/09 (16 review reads)
Advantages: Parks are great places to be during the day
Disadvantages: Parks can be unsafe at night
What could be more wonderful on a pleasant afternoon than to go down to your nearest park and take a stroll with a loved one, kick a ball around with some friends or read a book under a quiet tree.
I am lucky enough to have several parks in my area and during the day they are usually very nice parks to be in.
As the world becomes more and more developed we lose more and more park space to grey sprawling jungles. Im not against progress and urbanisation after all we all need places to live, i just hope that as the population grows we can somehow keep the large majorities of our natural spaces.
Unfortunately i dont think this will be the case, hopefully my grandkids grandkids will still have places to play but im not overly optimistic about this.
We've probably all got fantastic memories of playing down the park with our parents, siblings or grandparents and i just think itd be terrible if the humble british park were to ever disappear.
A more immediate threat to the british park however comes in the form of groups of violent teens and ne'er do wells who come out at night and ruin it for everyone else (god i feel like such an old git) but it is true and ive been mugged several times in parks around my area. It wasnt like this in my day etcetra etcetra (lol).
Its a bit of a shame that some parks can become unsafe at night, as im a keen astronomer and would love nothing more than to take my telescope into a nice dark park away from light polluted streets and observe the beauty of the night sky. Im not even gonna try this as i would end up with a very smashed telescope.
I'll close by saying that i hope parks and woodlands are here to stay and wont be completely consumed by glass and concrete.
Summary: A quiet park on a hot day, nothing beats it
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