December 29, 2013
A new rule in the Miramar neighborhood of Lakewood Ranch, Fla., banning children from playing in the streets, is causing disagreement among residents.
After Advanced Management, the community’s managing company, prohibited children, for their own safety, from playing on the one road passing through the 172-unit subdivision, the family-oriented neighborhood is surprisingly quiet in the days after Christmas, WTSP-TV, Tampa, reported Sunday.
“I just want to be outside, tossing a football. They are taking away all the fun, to be honest. We just want to go outside and play,” said resident Nico Cardenas, 15, who acknowledged he now spends more time indoors, playing video games.