Proposal made to put basketball courts in Forest Park

ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A proposal by a St. Louis alderman to add several basketball courts in the city is drawing some fire even before it comes up for debate.

The concern for some is not about the what, but where.

When Alderman French announced on Twitter he has filed a bill proposing at least four basketball courts be built somewhere in Forest Park, it became clear from some of the tweets he got back that idea makes some people nervous.

But French says the basketball courts in his north St. Louis city ward prove those fears are unfounded.

Forest Park is in Alderman Lyda Krewson's ward and while she says she does not anticipate problems if the courts are built, she also points out approval of the plan is not as simple as just passing the bill at the board of aldermen.

A spokesperson for the city did not offer us any objections to the proposal, but declined to comment further pointing out of the city's 109 parks, there are basketball courts in only 25.