WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- A recent court case is forcing the city of Watertown to examine how some of their roads are used. City roads running through Thompson Park currently remain open after the park closes at night.
City leaders said that is why a Watertown judge threw out a DWI case where police pulled over a man for driving on the road after the park curfew. Now, lawmakers are taking another look at the laws governing the park.
"Even though the park facilities like the pavilions and the playgrounds and all that are closed after 9, they are still public highways. And the council's going to have to decide whether to post it with roads closed signs as opposed to just park closed," explained Watertown Mayor Jeffrey Graham.
Residents, golf club members, and Thompson Park Zoo employees use those roads regularly, so the city council plans to seek public input before taking any immediate action.