Letter – BMX park is terrible idea

Published 6:59 pm Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Editor, The Smithfield Times:

I just read in The Smithfield Times’ daily email newsletter that it has been requested that a portion of Nike Park be donated for a BMX park (see article on front page). This is one of the worst ideas I have ever heard.

The map shows the current dirt bike/walking trail that has been in place in the woods at the back of Nike Park for over 20 years and is enjoyed by many walkers and dirt bikers. I myself find it a wonderful, peaceful, safe place to walk my dog near my home.

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I think it would be a waste of taxpayers’ money to give it away to a small group of kids and perhaps adults for racing their bikes and taking it away from the enjoyment of folks who have been using it for decades.


Linda Reagan