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City Considers Banning Teens From Playgrounds

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Older kids are making it harder for younger ones to play in the park, so a city is banning teenagers all together.

On any given day of the week, you'll find moms, dads and babysitters with young children at your local park; however, the park is also a popular spot for teenagers to hang out. Now, a city councilwoman in Missouri is making it her mission to keep them out.

A Saint Louis councilwoman has introduced a bill to make it illegal for anyone over the age of thirteen to use play areas, which includes all our childhood favorites like the jungle gyms, slides and swing sets.

If you're an adult at the park with a kid or you're a teenager there with a parent, then you're allowed to stay. However, if not, then you face a fine of up to a five hundred dollars.

Some parents say they're on board with the idea.

"The park is big enough, so they can enjoy the park and the little kids can have the playground area to themselves. I think it's a great idea," Matt Wickline said.

There are some people who disagree with the proposal. They think that the fines are too much for a teenager. In addition, they question the law enforcement aspects and who would designate the "off limit" areas. The councilwoman behind the bill also says that the teenager ban will help cut-down on criminal activity in parks.

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