Alpine Youth Center needs community support
The Alpine Youth Group has been notified by the County of San Diego, that the children who use the facility may not play outside, where the basketball area is. The notification is to inform them that their premises is not zoned for any organized sports, or game activity. This is due to complaints from the apartment complex that borders the fence behind the facility.
This is upsetting to the children who frequent the Youth Center as playing outside with other children is a huge draw for them as an afterschool activity. The children’s laughter, and conversation often is heard in the afternoons after school as they participate in a friendly game of basketball or skate board activity. The children are supervised, and they truly enjoy the activity.
However, sometimes, when noise is heard, complaints happen. But, as a community, we have awarded the Alpine Youth Center for their inspired and necessary service to the children of our community. They have provided a place for the children of this town to play, to move and have healthy activity. However, by keeping the children inside, they are not able to truly play.
Director Joseph Vanderbilt will be attending the Alpine Community Planning Group to ask for a variance, so that the children can continue to play outside.