We’ve received a handful of comments over the past week on our original April 30 post about Ollie Turner Park in Wellesley reportedly coming under heavier use of late. Whereas the initial post was based on a letter from a reader who said reaction to increased use (including the erection of goalposts) was “universally negative,” those in support of how the field is being used are the ones who have piped up over the past week.
A local nanny wrote in part: “I’ve been a nanny in this town for 3 years. I use that field almost every day with kids whom all live in that neighborhood and deserve full use of a beautiful space to play in. The goalposts are just for fun and can be removed with one pull if necessary. Although I can’t imagine it would be necessary seeing whereas I’ve seen no one using that field in the 3 years that I’ve been here.”
Another reader wrote: “I live in the neighborhood and feel that a group of supervised children using Ollie Turner Field is a great use for the space. The addition of new signage and a trash barrel is appreciated – thank you Wellesley DPW!”
Another wrote: “Nothing better than children using a park to play at…as oppose to just look at!”
To read the comments in full, check out the original post.