Build A Children's Playground
The town of Manville’s residents would like to see a children’s playground added to the community.
Manville’s family and youth population continues to grow. It would be nice if residents of the community did not have to drive 10 miles to utilize the town of Lusk’s park playgrounds because Manville does not offer that amenity.
In January 2009 a couple of teens in Lusk were caught vandalizing outdoor Christmas decor. Instead of being punished the owner of the house asked them to write an article to the paper about Why it would be bad to become a convicted felon. In one of the articles the vandal justified his behavior by the lack of things to do in town.
“We were just looking for some harmless fun in the most boring town on the face of the earth.”
Having a playground will solve the residents commonly voiced problem of “there is nothing to do here.” This phrase leads to children finding their own things to do, which often times include vandalism as stated above. Around ten years ago our local school had windows busted out due to bored teenagers.
Wouldn't it be nice to see children racing around, hearing the joyful laughter as they go down the big slide? Asking to be pushed higher and higher on the swing set?
But what about the school?
Yes you could argue that Manville does have an area for children to play - the old school.
It wasn’t until the past year or so that youth were able to ask for a key to the school’s gym to play basketball or roller-skate inside - provided they could find someone eighteen to twenty-one years old to supervise them and get a hold of someone who had access to the gym key.
A playground offers more than just three individual swings in a condition where the seats may bust at any moment and the ability to utilize a gym that is difficult to get access to.
Adding a children’s playground to Manville will benefit and add value to the town. It give families a place to gather, watch their children play, and give Manville a more modern feel.