Leaf Blowers: Park as Torture Device
It’s a sad state of affairs when our city parks have become audible torture devices, thanks to the god-awful whine of the leaf-blowers that dominate our “City of Oaks”. What, for myself, could have been a peaceful morning of productive, creative work in the confines of my own home was turned into an excercise in frustration and frazzled nerves due to the city “amenity” across the street producing the sound of a northwoods lumber camp.
Some municipalities are already banning such devices due to the noise and air pollution that they create. More information can be found HERE.