JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Willowbranch Park is small and nestled between tall trees and residential properties near Cherry and Park streets. Apparently, the park is well used.
So why were the basketball nets and hoops removed? The park is in Jacksonville Councilman Jim Love's Riverside district.
"There were a lot of folks being noisy playing basketball, cuss words," said Love, "Also, they had loud music playing."
And that generated complaints from some who live near the park and when the councilman asked parks and recreation to review the situation, they had a solution.
"The parks department came up with the idea to take down some of the nets and hoops," said Love.
Love said it was a compromise to keep the park functional and control the crowd thus addressing complaints from residents.