Apr 04, 2011
Florida HoA may ban kids from playing outside
04 Apr 2011
Posted by Andrew Kantor
No, it’s not Virginia, but it’s worth pointing out (especially as I’m still looking for your love/hate stories about homeowners associations).
A subdivision in Volusia County, Fla., (near Orange and Daytona Beach) is considering fining parents whose children dare to play outside.
[Neighbors who don't like noise] went to the Persimmon Place homeowner’s association to include a rule to stop children from playing outside unsupervised.
Parents whose children are caught doing that would be fined a $100.
"They want to run, play tag with their friends and not have to be charged 100 bucks to do so," said mother Showna Magee.
HoA gone wild or reasonable request? Tell us in the comments.
FYI, 12% of high school students in that area of Florida are obese (per the CDC), and almost 1 in 5 "did not participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity on any day during the 7 days before the survey."