By: Rhiana Huckins Email
By: Rhiana Huckins Email

There isn't a parking lot at Solomon Park, but that doesn't stop outsiders from coming in.

"I'm from the south side of Dothan over my Lafayette. And you drove here? Yes, I drove here." Says Tiffany Evans, a Solomon Park Visitor

On a day like today, there is plenty of room on the street to park, but when its crowded, some residents have seen their driveways blocked.
Dothan City Manager Mike West says he would like to see law enforcement step up, but he does have another solution to the overcrowding.

"We're going to actually put in some split rail fence around the park to control people who drive in the park." Says West

Most residents News4 spoke to did not want to comment on camera, but they are saying that cars are driving too fast in the neighborhood and there is some activity at the park that they don't approve of.

Sunday Morning, used beer cans and trash left over from an outdoor birthday littered the park.

"I've heard some bad things, I think maybe it would be a good idea to have a fenced in area, rules posted or maybe law enforcement." Says Evans.

"People go to places like Solomon Park for the peacefulness and tranquility, to give kinds a chance to run or even just walk around, so long term, the city needs more spaces like that." Says West.

But until there are enough parks in every area, residents want to see their neighborhood safe, and others want a safe place to bring their children to.

On Monday, November 17th at 6:00 pm, there will be a public meeting regarding Solomon Park at the Westgate recreation center.
If you have any questions, you can contact the Dothan leisure services department at 615-3700

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  • by Janie Location: Dothan on Nov 11, 2008 at 08:47 AM
    This "park" is small and I don't think it was intended for the "many" people that try to use it. The solomon family was probably trying to do something good for the "neighborhood" but it's no longer like that anymore. What I don't understand is why they don't use westgate park? Plenty of parking! Maybe the city needs to make westgate more appealing to the citizens for something besides tennis & baseball/softball games. This is YOUR PARK too, and NOT just a "revenue producing spot" for the city.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 10, 2008 at 08:49 AM
    If the city is going to have a Park for the Citizens,then the city should provide adequate parking places and police patrols to insure the publics safety.
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