I’m writing to express my concern that the Tri-Cities lacks recreational activities for teens. The area is growing and there are few year-round activities for teens to engage in.
Now that I am past my teenage years, I look back and realize that this town is boring for teenagers, offering few to no activities. Back in 2010, residents first heard about a water park that supposedly would be built by 2012, which was then changed to 2016. Why have we not seen this water park yet? With the heat of summers and the lack of things for teenagers to do, this attraction is a great need for the Tri-Cities.
This recreational activity would give teenagers something to do, keeping them away from staying indoors and watching TV, playing video games, and getting into trouble. Right now, or at least back in 2010, the plan for the water park would be privately funded. If it is going to be privately funded, then this water park might never happen. Tri-Cities and the people as taxpayers, need to step up, do our part, and contribute to this plan by funding it through our taxes.
Makayla Fitchett, Pasco, BSW student at George Fox University