Letter: Consider playground at Salisbury YMCA

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 3, 2022

It seems that there is an interest at the YMCA on Jake Alexander Boulevard to build more pickleball courts in the back outdoors area of the building.

A track for walking and running patrons is already there plus a shelter that the children use for their lunch during the summer program. The Y already uses one of the basketball courts for pickleball that the seniors use. This court is inside, where there is climate control.

I think that our Y needs to consider building a playground for the children that come for the after-school and summer programs instead of more courts.

In the summer, I use the track for walking and all those children are sent outside with a box of chalk to draw on the track instead of having a playground to use. They have pools and a splash pad, but they’re not used all the time. There is a schedule to use them, and that is limited for use of the daycare group.

In my years of being a Y member in other locations, there was always a playground for children. It seems there are pickleball courts at all Y’s, Halls Gym and City Park. Maybe they need to rethink the playground for our children; they are my No. 1 priority.

— Susan Linn