Waitts Mountain Watch

Open Issues: 2 Closed Issues: 50 Acknowledged Issues: 0
Watching issues created after: 2016-05-09

Waitts Mountain Park

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  • Public Park Archived
    9–73 Leonard St Malden 02148, United States - Malden Ward 4
    Now that the parks are closed to the public and the gates are locked, preventing police from patrolling there, the park is overrun with groups drinking and smoking pot, especially on the top and on the south side closest to Boston. If parks are going to be closed, please police this park so that we who live near it don’t need to smell pot all day and hear people breaking glass bottles. Thank you.
  • Public Park Archived
    35 Whipple St Malden, MA 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
    Shocked but not surprised that in Malden neighbors are calling MPD to throw people out of a park well before sundown. Among other things, it's a great place to watch the sunset. I've never once felt unsafe there and neither should the neighbors. I wonder why the neighbors feel that way. Could it have anything to do with the basketball court, the fact that the neighbors have an irrational fear of those using it because they don't fit the demographic of the immediately surrounding neighborhood, and that they are basically using their privilege to get the police to enforce their vision of just who has a right to use Malden's parks? MPD should not acquiesce to being used like this. The city should simply set dusk as the closing time for ALL parks city-wide and enforce the rule evenly. Neither the city nor MPD should allow themselves to be drawn into enforcing the privileged mentality of these neighbors. It's blatantly obvious to me what's going on here and what these residents are doing. Let's not get drawn into this. Because it really doesn't look good. Ask Barbecue Becky, et al. how this sort of thing worked out. Our city doesn't need that.
  • Public Park Archived
    9 Montrose Ct Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
    Despite the parks being officially closed, there is substantially increased use of Waitts Mount Park in the last week. In addition to added foot traffic, there are MANY cars parking on Leonard St, throughout the day and evening, some of which are large vehicles parking on the sidewalks. Every evening and well into the night, groups, tightly packed, are going into the park. I understand the desire for people to be comforted by spending time in natural surroundings but this is adding risk to the neighborhood and stressing residents with noise and potential health hazards from personal contacts and trash. Remedy: Post signs for RESIDENT ONLY parking. ENFORCE parking regulations. HAVE POLICE check the park in the evenings.
  • Graffiti Archived
    99 Whipple St Malden, MA 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
    Top of Waiits Mount
  • Public Park Archived
    9–73 Leonard St Malden MA 02148, United States - Malden Ward 4
    Those of us who would like to see Waitt's Mt. Park opened daily from 8am-8pm (as it is supposed to be), are not condoning vandalism, or littering, or irresponsible fireworks usage. We are merely asking that this beautiful public area be unlocked, so that people can drive up and enjoy the gorgeous shady park. Today the gate was locked all day long... on a Sunday, when it was in the high 90s... inhibiting any elderly people, disabled people, or just anyone who didn't want to struggle up the long, steep driveway in near 100 degree weather. I live near the park also, and love my strolls up there with my dog. I see rock climbers, couples, families with small children, people jogging, sitting in the shade, nature photographers, folks taking pictures of their graduates... the other day we saw what looked like a couple having wedding pictures taken up there. Though nobody likes those who litter or break glass, it sounds like those things go on late at night... when the park IS closed. I am all for the police patrolling the park at night to make sure that bad behavior doesn't go on. But, to suggest that the park should be closed at all times, day and night, week day and weekend is absurd. We are simply asking that the person whose job it is to lock the gate at 8pm and unlock the park at 8am... do their job. The other day, they locked someone up there... with their car just after 8... yet they frequently don't unlock the park until well into the afternoon... if at all. I would like to see that they are as motivated to open the park at 8:00am as they are to lock it at 8pm. As a tax payer, I do not think this is an unreasonable request.
  • Graffiti Archived
    200 Mountain Ave Malden, MA 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
    More graffiti. There appears to be a lot of "MS" graffiti in Waitts Mount.
  • 52 Park Ave Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
    There appears to be a large gathering in the area of Waites Mountain park with very loud music being played past midnight and people cheering and shouting.
  • 9–73 Leonard St Malden MA 02148, United States - Malden Ward 4
    As a neighbor of Waitt’s Mountain Park, I am distressed that the police are tasked to chase friendly, polite people out of the park at 8:00 pm... the coolest time of the day, and best time to go for a walk. The police are just following orders and responding to people who complain about others using this public space, and have been respectful (and almost embarrassed) that they have to kick people out, so I don’t blame them. However, I do object to people being asked to leave a public park for no good reason other than some neighbors complaining. So, in order to counter that, I am complaining. Personally I find the park much nicer later in the day, and it delights me to see it full of friendly, active people... all keeping a safe distance. It feels safer and more welcoming. In this time of turmoil, is this how we want to spend our tax dollars? Deploying police to chase families, climbers, dog walkers and young couples out of a public park? Seems silly to me.
  • Public Park Archived
    17-99 Orient St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
    Waits Mount park structures (lower level). Might be good to clear out weeds that are growing through the horizontal net and under the vertical climbing net.
  • Public Park Archived
    9–73 Leonard St Malden MA 02148, United States - Malden Ward 4
    The Waitt's Mt gate has been locked SINCE LAST WEEK .. not just after 8:00pm but all day long Please open it It is ridiculous to lock a public park where people come for much needed fresh air and exercise This is a public park paid for by the citizens of the whole city Please open it up and allow the users who all keep a respectful distance, park in the lot instead of on the street below This causes congestion on the street and sidewalks (which, by the way are much thinner than the lovely paths on the Mt ) Also, when locked it is difficult for elderly people it people with physical limitations to use the park Thank you for dealing with this as soon as possible 😊
  • 9–99 Park Ave Malden 02148, United States - Malden Ward 4
    The reflections on the ground are broken glass. Sadly, the entire peak is covered with it. Seems like this place needs to be policed.
  • Graffiti Archived
    59–73 Waitts Mount Park Malden 02148, United States - Malden Ward 4
    There is a LOT of new graffiti in Waitts Mount Park on the south side down the stairs.