Florida HoA may ban kids from playing outside

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 classic picture, even if it's not from FloridaA 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."

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Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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2 Responses to Florida HoA may ban kids from playing outside

  1. Christen Campbell says:

    This is crazy!!!! Sounds like those neighbors should move into a 55+ community if they don’t want to hear children playing. I can’t believe the HOA is even considering it.

  2. HOA says:

    Join your board and get involved in the HOA meetings. Learn more about HOA and how they run in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjV00Mtm0bU

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