Tell Florida HOA: Let kids play outside!
  • Petitioned Kim Scott

This petition was delivered to:

Persimmon Place HOA Board Member
Kim Scott
Field Office Director of the Orlando HUD Office
Paul C. Ausley

Tell Florida HOA: Let kids play outside!

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The only good thing about a Central Florida Homeowner Association’s proposed ban on letting kids play outside is that it has caused so much outrage. The Persimmon Place HOA’s new list of proposed rules includes no running, no playing tag, and no “act[ing] boisterously on the association property.”

That’s not to mention no playing at all in “common areas” or parking lots. And children must be “under the direct control of a responsible adult at all times.”

What happens to kids who break the rules? Their families could get slapped with a $100 fine.

HOA board member Kim Scott said of residents with children, “They came in and rented (a home) in a community that does not have a playground and is not conducive to children. Then they expect the children to play in the driveways and parking lot. You wouldn't see them playing in the parking lot at Walmart or Kmart, but they come here and turn the children loose.”

The proposed ban is not only ridiculous, it may even be illegal, since it discriminates against families with kids. As long as children are allowed at Persimmon Place, the HOA should seek to accommodate, not restrict, their right to play. Let's tell Kim Scott and other HOA members to scrap this outrageous ban.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Savanah Lortie SHORELINE, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      Taking away children's rights to play outside is not only stupid and illegal but it's immoral. If people who don't have children don't like kids, or doesn't want to deal with hearing them then they need to move to a neighborhood without children. It's important for children to get outside and get some sun.

    • George Olivit HAIKU, HI
      • over 3 years ago

      hearing children play is a healthy sound. Listening to grumpy people is not healthy.

    • Stephanie Laskey LOCKPORT, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      Sarcastically, Persimmon Place must be a very happy neighborhood! At age 60, I make more noise than my grandchildren, screaming in animation, begging them to play leap frog, bungy jump, impromptu picnics ANYWHERE, play tag, skate, pillow fights, play in the mud, fly kites, ride bikes, run, etc. and I'm disabled! I'm not about to curl up and wither away! I'm going out in a 'bang'-and my children and grandchildren love it! I'll involve every neighbor- adults and children that I can also, in the process. What kind of neighborhood 'welcome's' families and then isn't 'family-friendly'? I'd say "grow-up" to these grown-ups, but perhaps they'd better loosen up and enjoy life! Please, make memories, not gossip!

    • Timothy Alexander PEORIA, AZ
      • over 3 years ago

      This is just one more reason I hate these things.

    • Debra Gordon BOYCE, VA
      • over 3 years ago

      HOA's like this one should be banned. They are led by selfish, ignorant, idiot minded grumpy old men types. This is one of the most unreasonable demands a HOA has ever had. Get a life, remember your childhood, and be grateful that there are children in your stodgey little neighborhood. Children keep you young, you old, wrinkled, nasty HOA board.


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