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Parents concerned after other adults seen near playgrounds

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Amberg Park (Credit: KMOV) Amberg Park (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Parents in one south St. Louis neighborhood are expressing concern after a local park is frequently overrun by adults.

The parents that live near Amberg Park said the area should be for kids but too often they have seen adults and empty beer cans around the park.

A concerned parent told News 4 she chose to move the neighborhood because it had somewhere safe for the kids to play but seeing adults in the park is a disturbing sight.

“You know when I walked up I saw some guys hanging out over there. But I like the fact that this is fenced in. So it give them some type of guard but adults shouldn’t really be hanging out in a kid’s park,” said Adele Collins, a parent in the area.

A St. Louis Police Department spokesperson said they have had issues and complaints regarding crowds gathering in the park. To address the concerns the department has added extra patrols to the area.

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