As a handicapped grandmother for the last year, attempting to attend soccer games at Cyntheanne Park, Hamilton Southeastern High School and Fishers High School, I had difficulty walking out to the field and missed several games because of it.
I have some suggestions for the area parks and high schools:
- Please police and enforce the designated handicapped parking!
We have been to many soccer games and found non-authorized vehicles in the handicapped zones with no visible placards or assigned license plates.
- If golf carts will be available at these venues for transporting handicapped and infirm persons onto the field, please inform visiting coaches of the availability, so they, in turn, can pass this information onto the players’ families.
I was at several soccer games this past season where a person driving a cart not 10 feet from me was not observant enough to see my cane and limping state. It appears that the drivers of the cart(s) at a lot of these venues are driving them around for fun or sport.
- If carts are a dedicated transporting tool at the venues, there should be posted locations for pickup of handicapped individuals – near handicap parking.
Chris Burkart, Fishers