Two weeks ago I began walking the track at Tokay High with a friend. At 63 years old I’ve spent way too much time behind a desk and in dire need of a “tone” up. We were joined by several joggers in their 40’s and athletic young people walking the bleachers.
However, earlier this week the gate was locked and all other access denied. I called the Superintendent’s office on Thursday and was told that the track was, indeed, closed to the public and that all such tracks in the District would soon be unavailable to the public after school hours and during the summer.
WHAT! … I mean “what?”. Yes, according to the Superintendent’s office, Art Hand has decreed that all high school tracks be closed. The reason? … too much damage to the field and track.
For additional information, I was directed to the Plant Supervisor, Mr. Tony Munoz at 331-7892 … but no one seems to answer that number. Are there any other chubby seniors out there that would like to see the tracks remain open? Who’s damaging the track? What can be done to protect the public property from the few and keep it open to the many?
by (irked) Senior Citizen