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“Not a place for kids”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Acacia Park

Acacia Park
Placitas, New Mexico
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269 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Not a place for kids”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

Never! Never! After dark. I would not even go during the day. Homeless, drug deals, & prostitution. Panhandlers do not leave you alone. I do not feel safe as a 210 pound somewhat good shape male. I have ran by in early mornings but not without my gun. There are many other parks in town and none are as bad as this one. If you go there go as a group, be on the alert, and never stay after dark. I would never lay a blanket down in the park, because I have seen the transient urinating right in the middle of the park with no concern of anyone seeing them.

Visited March 2013
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English first
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Safety First”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2012

While this park is cute and in the middle of downtown, there are a lot of transients here. There are broad daylight drug transactions and many panhandlers. There is a super cute fountain there for the kids to play in, but I don't think I would feel safe there without my gun.

Visited June 2012
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2 Thank Kareena R
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Black Forest, Co.
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Potential Gem”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2012

Classich small town park in the center of the small town shopping district. Beautiful trees, wonderful fountain and art within an easy walk to stores and restaurants. Unfortunately...completely taken over and "owned" by the local homeless population who eat at the nearby soup kitchen then hang out in large groups between meals. City government...clean this place up...it COULD be a wonderful neighborhood gathering place.... go now if you want to get high pressure solicitation, gawked at and feel like your in a microcosm of downtown Detroit.....

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank ForestHarbinger
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Drug street”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2012

Way too many weirdos and drug dealers. Good police patrols but still a place to avoid. Too many other nice places to go in Colorado Springs.

Visited June 2012
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3 Thank Jerry B
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Dallas Texas
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19 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“could be a gem”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2012

Park in downtown, good place to go for the summer concert series, for the fountain for kids, but not so much of a place to go to walk around. It is small and if there is not an event, I would not recommend going here to see it. If you walk around downtown, you will go through it anyway.

Visited August 2012
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