Reader wonders why park isn't full anymore

Editor, the Advocate:

On March 2, Austin will hold its Zilker Kite Festival.

As I was looking at their site, I remembered that back in the day - 1966 - many people would gather at the Riverside Park entrance near the playground and behind the Rosebud baseball field and fly their kites.

The park was always full and had many things going on - people flying remote control planes and playing with remote control cars, horse shoes, etc.

What happened to change that?

Daniel J. Lopez, Victoria