We’ve gotten a few emails from disgruntled Massholes who are fired up that they now have to pay for parking at state parks like Purgatory Chasm. Until yesterday we had zero interest in this story. That all changed when we decided to do a blog about the Top 10 Places To Swim in Worcester. We ventured all around the city taking photographs for the blog, and it was quick and easy to do. The only minor inconvenience was at the lone state park we went to – Lake Park. That’s where we were greeted by this sign:
Ummmmm, yea. You can EXPECT payment whenever you want. But under zero circumstances would any true Worcesterite EVER pay to park in Worcester, never mind at Lake Park. Especially since parking is incredibly easy on the street since the city decided to make this once two lane superhighway into a one lane bottleneck:
Our take on this is pretty simple – only a moron would ever pay to park at Lake Park. The lot was basically empty but the street was packed with crafty Worcesterites who parked their car for free and walked 50 feet into the “state park.” So ultimately this has no effect on anyone with a brain.
Besides that though, we now strongly feel that these increased fees are bullshit. If you wanna park at Salisbury Beach, it now costs you $16 instead of $9. Purgatory Chasm is $5 instead of free. Because someone has to pay for Deval Patrick’s curtains.
My question is, is Lake Park the only state park where you can avoid paying these bullshit fees by walking 50 feet? We might have to do a Turtleboy Tour de State Parks to let people know how they can fight this tyranny and keep their freedom. Happy 4th of July Turtle Riders!!!