The users of 60 acres south have sued King County over the improper playing of soccer in the 60 acres park. The suit is based on the restrictive language of a "regional park." A regional park is limited to providing recreational opportunities not typically found in the urban setting." With over a thousand fields available for soccer in King County, other user groups satisfy this definition long before Soccer. The current users are asking a judge to interpret this language.
Soccer, with King County's blessing, is simply expanding into all available land, at the expense of existing user groups, which will force some of these existing users into extinction. The shortage of land for recreational soccer fields has come about because of King County purchase of development rights on all available land found in the numerous valleys that cross King County and because of the restrictions found in the Growth Management Act.
The following presentation of Park Preservation Man addresses only the issues concerning the Farm Land Preservation Act and the Growth management Act. This presentation of Park Preservation Man does not address the issues contained in the current lawsuit.
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