Park Ranger Asks Soccer Players to Leave Oak Cliff Park

The incoming Dallas Park and Recreation Board president apologized after a park ranger asked a group of soccer-playing children to leave an Oak Cliff park on Thursday.Children have played there for 20 years through the Puente Network nonprofit, said Adan Gonzalez, whose father started the organization.The twice weekly soccer practice at Lake Cliff Park turned into an emotional moment when, after the several dozen children were asked to leave, Gonzalez told them, “This is why I tell you guys about school... to make sure you become leaders in the community because we have people who are going to come and kick us out.”“I tell you guys to be the best we can be. Why? Because we have to be the voice for ourselves.”  Continue reading...

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