‘Parking’ in the park

Staff writer

‘Parking’ is an old-fashioned slang term for two lovebirds kissing in an automobile and it also is the word that best describes why Hillsboro police officers had to recently had to issue several curfew violations in Memorial Park.

“It’s usually just kids ‘parking’ down by the sewer pond,” police chief Dan Kinning said. “I don’t know why they go there.”

Kinning said occupants tend to be surprised when officers tap on their windows, which are foggy at times, to inquire of their business.

Upon discovery, people are given verbal warnings and asked to vacate park grounds. Kinning said there haven’t been many repeat violations. However, officers can issue a fine for curfew violations.

“People often miss the signs at the entrances,” Kinning said. “Both state that the park area is closed from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. and that violators will be prosecuted.”

Kinning said one sign is located at Memorial Drive. and D St. and the other is at Complex Drive. and D St.

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