On the hyperlocal social networking service “Next Door West Norwalk,” Bob Fosina wrote, “Sledding in Oak Hills? No more. Our society has fallen to a new low, especially here in Norwalk, compliments most recently of the Superintendent of the Oak Hills Golf Course. I thought it was weird when there were only two other cars there when in the last 20 years days like yesterday would have 30 cars in the parking lot. A rite of passage has always been tobogganing on the local golf course. Saturday afternoon I was aggressively approached, told the kids and I was in violation, the cops were called and I would be ticketed.
Josh Molaver, following Rosina’s comments on Next Door West Norwalk, wrote that after reading Rosina’s post, he contacted the authority and received this response: “Oak Hills Park is an urban park, but NO Taxpayer money is not going to maintain the parking lot. When the park is closed, as was the case last weekend, no one is supposed to be on the property and sledding is still prohibited. We understand the frustration , but liability is the main issue and with the litigious society we live in we can’t risk a lawsuit, God forbid someone has been hurt As a parent I love to see the kids sledding, but we must protect the best interests of the park as a whole.My apologies for the inconvenience, and again, I understand your frustration.