Open local tracks

Last weekend I thought I would go for a run at the TC Roberson High School track. When I went there, it was locked with a fence all around the track. I was truly shocked. The public high school track- fields up north where I used to live are all open to the public. There was no issue with graffiti or vandalism. What has happened to Asheville? Have we become that distrustful of the community paying for the track?

We need to demand public schools open their tracks to the public during off-school hours. It is ludicrous to keep them closed when obesity is such a problem. Adults need the exercise as much as teenagers.

Eric Jones


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