There was an article in the Sunday paper about Long’s Park in Lancaster. It was funny in that it mentioned “pickle parks” and men backing into parking spots.
I really have no problem with gay men picking up other gay men, even in parks. But I don’t think it’s quite right for them to do it in a park, especially one like this park where people bring their kids to play. They’re likely not threats to the kids, but parents don’t know that, and I wouldn’t blame them for being nervous to see a strange man sitting in his car alone near a playground.
That sort of thing probably helps give being gay a bad name to some people. I think they really get a bad name when other things happen like sex and that sort of thing happen in the park. Some bathrooms in the park had to be closed because of people having sex in them. I can’t understand why anyone would want to have sex in public bathrooms, but that’s just me.
I really don’t care if someone is straight or gay. I don’t want or think it’s right for them to have sex in a park. They should just go home or get a room or something. Gay people get the attention, but I’m sure there’s plenty of straight people that do it too.
Breezy view at Chickies Rock County park seems to be a pickle park too. Near and after dark when we were coming out of the woods a bit late from caching we’d always see men backed into parking spots sitting in their cars.
I don’t really care whether someone’s gay or straight or anything else. They should just do whatever they want as long as it’s consensual. Public parks just aren’t the right place to do it.
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