Now that the Rossmoyne historic district is a done deal, there still is one more issue to deal with: restoring our once tranquil Nibley Park back to its original intent, a neighborhood park, not a weekend convention center.
As a resident of Glendale since 1965, I remember when Nibley Park was quiet and peaceful on Saturdays and Sundays, with hardly a park visitor either day. Now we have huge gatherings for parties, picnics, etc. which seem to move into the park as early as 5 a.m., with these people bringing in carloads of tables, chairs, tents and whatever else they can cram into this small, 2.4-acre park. Also, the consumption of alcohol and smoking, which I thought was illegal, is still very prevalent at Nibley.
Our city should follow the examples of the Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo parks departments and require at least a nominal fee for events put on by the public at Nibley.
We should also impose hefty fines on park patrons who defy our smoking and alcohol laws.
I’m sure that most of the residents who live in close proximity to Nibley Park would like to see at least some restrictions imposed.