Des Plaines resident Glen Allen Pruett has posted some photos on the Des Plaines Patch Facebook page of a horseshoe game pit at Arndt Park, corner of Howard Avenue and White Street, and is asking readers to start a petition to have the pit removed, saying "this eyesore horseshoe pit is a disgrace," and that the park has been ruined for children and the public. Pruett also said that he is responsible for starting a past petition that prevented the Des Plaines Jaycees mud volleyball team from playing at the park. (Des Plaines Patch has reached out to the Jaycees and the park district for comment. We will update soon.)
Pruett posted these comments along with the photos:
"The park should be nice for everyone. It looks like a horseshoe graveyard for white trash to gather and throw things at each other."
"I just want you to see for yourself. The redneck sport of horseshoes has taken over Arndt Park at Howard and White St. in Des Plaines. It is ugly and an eyesore. These grown men have ruined the park for the children with their hillbilly pastime.....Please join me in sending the yahoos elsewhere. But before they leave..... Lets clean it up gentlemen! Thanks"
Residents, what do you think? Are you unhappy with the horseshoe pit? How do you feel about Pruett's comments? Parents, do you think the horseshoe pit is a problem or an interference with your child being able to play at the park or families to enjoy themselves?