I’d noticed the bilingual no soccer signs in Silverlake’s Bellevue Park before. They are placed on the fences around the 2 almost-never-in-use baseball diamonds. These baseball fields are part of the redesign of Bellevue with the explicit aim of killing off the pick up soccer scene (two baseball fields, large boulders and picnic tables strategically placed to break up open patches of grass).
Today I was struck by the fact that only a few of the signs in the park are bilingual. Most, in fact, are only in English. Apparently, if you are Anglo, you throw your trash around, prefer go carts, will play golf just about anywhere, and need to be reminded to pick up after your dog.Powered by Sidelines