Who owns the space?
One of our favourite local parks is currently being redeveloped, which I could only see as a positive thing. Improved facilities, better accessibility, a decent piece of cake.
A fellow dog walker told me how anxious she was about this, that it would increase the number of people using the park and heighten the risk of toddler-chasing and picnic-stealing from our dogs.
During the time it has served very little other purpose, the space has been occupied almost entirely by one cohesive group. I wonder how large the ownership can become before the share of the pie is too small to serve anyone well.