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Aug 19, 2014 4:35 PM by Leah Kraus

Anger among homeless running high at Dorchester Park

Two emotions are running high at Dorchester Park on the south side of Colorado Springs -- anger and anxiety.

Homeless people who call the park home are upset that they are not able to use the bathrooms since they've been locked for years with no signs of re-opening.

They've also heard rumors that the pavilion many of them hang out under will be torn down. It is the only protection for many of them from the elements.

They say the garbage and cigarette butts that litter the playground are driving away families from the playground. Yet, it's the only home many of them know.

"I've met more nice people here that are homeless than I've met in my whole life," says Ruth Frazee, who's called the park home for 2.5 months. "These people are like family; they've treated me really good."

News 5 reached out to the city for comment on whether any renovations or changes will be made at the park but they have not yet returned our calls.

 

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