Manchester mayor seeks to restrict use of park
Yet, adults who are not students usually occupy benches at the east side of the park.
Gatsas hopes for a vote from aldermen by Sept. 2, the day before school starts.
“What do you think is going to happen if they shut down Bronstein Park?” Levasseur said. “They will just go somewhere else.”
Meanwhile, a city parks official said the city may already have the power to close the park during school hours. In the late 1960s, the city designated the park as part of Central High School in order for the school to meet accreditation standards, Don Pinard said.
He said Parks workers have recently had trouble at Bronstein. For example, park users don’t want to move when workers are cutting grass. Pinard called them “pretty confrontational.”
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