Friday, August 17, 2018
Dragon boat race experience was crappy
I attended the races in Flushing Meadow and want to report the crappie conditions I witnessed on Sunday.
First of all the north end area of the lake is getting a much needed makeover and large sections are fenced off where trees are being planted and roads resurfaced. Many people had problems including me trying to figure out how to get to lake area where the races were. There were no signs set up to direct people thus people had to walk down a path only to find they could not get thru. I ran into two DEC officers and wanted to complain to them but they were having the same problem and said, "don't complain to us, call Parks Dept."
There was also an inadequate amount of litter baskets and people were just leaving trash on the ground. There were many corporate sponsors that gave away free stuff for the kids and that added to the trash.
I attended the races last year and saw the same conditions and even wrote to the Park's Dept but I guess they think it's not a problem.