It's the liability risk aspect of this story which sets my teeth on edge.
I don't have a problem with the town council deciding on the appropriateness of play in that spot. That is the town council's proper function.
However, liability risk is now infringing on liberty and pursuit of happiness. It is beginning to harm quality of life. We need to be aware of ways in which liability risk is stealing freedom from us. We need to search out ways to fight back, and to reclaim liberty and pursuit of happiness. link