CREATED Jun. 10, 2013
OSHKOSH,WI- Oshkosh city leaders are working to cut down on crime at area parks, a new proposed ordinance would ban people from parks for committing illegal acts in those areas. Appleton has a similar park suspension ordinance already in place. Now city leaders in oshkosh want to follow suit, in hopes of cracking down on crime.
Oshkosh, city parks are a place for a quiet getaway for many people. However some have become a little rowdy.
"Vandalism, to after hours, whether it's drinking, public intoxication," says parks director Ray Maurer.
But a new ordinance bans repeat violators from parks.
"Especially since we take our kids here, we don't really want them to be around that much trouble," says Frank Kessler.
Law Enforcement say this could really cut down on crime in city parks.
"It's going to save money number one because police calls will go down along with other city services as well," says Officer Joe Nichols of the Oshkosh Police Department.
This ordinance would also ban people from places like the Menominee Park Zoo, and at the Lakeshore Municipal Golf course. City leaders plan to discuss the ordinance at the City Council meeting tomorrow night.