Parents Talk: A Ban on Sidewalk Chalk?

Do you consider sidewalk chalk enough of a nuisance to consider banning it from your neighborhood?

If you live anywhere near a neighborhood with children, then you've probably seen the chalky drawings. In decent weather, they cover sidewalks, driveways, curbs and sometimes even your front porch.

Still, no matter how much chalk dust flies, would the drawings be enough for you to want to ban sidewalk chalk?

That's the issue in one Denver, Colo. neighborhood where the homeowners association is trying to curb the use of sidewalk chalk.

According to the story, association members are anti-chalk because in shared spaces or common areas, "anything that offends, disturbs or interferes with the peaceful enjoyment isn’t allowed." Apparently, not all neighbors are down with the juvenile artwork.

What do you think? Would you get behind a ban on sidewalk chalk or is the very idea child's play? Tell us in the comments.

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Corey Butler Jr. July 10, 2012 at 03:16 PM
From Elvis Weichel on our Facebook page: You can't ban that, its up to the parents to make sure they are not writing anything offensive, but usually its just different drawings and such! Leave it alone, stop wasting time on stupid stuff!
Angela Lauterbach July 10, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Well, this HOA board member loves it. Just no depictions of anything truly offensive (six year olds generally don't draw these) and we're good. Methinks Colorado neighborhoods need less time to worry about sidewalk chalk.
Corey Butler Jr. July 10, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Angie Lauer says "how silly!" on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/NorthfieldPatch)
Corey Butler Jr. July 10, 2012 at 09:57 PM
A few more comments on our Facebook page: Matt Todd: Is it really a nuisance? Like usual home owners associations are just vehicles to give people a feeling of power over others in their neighborhoods. Mari Radtke: That's really one of the most ridiculous things I've heard in a very long time...


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