City officials this month announced plans to remove a growing collection of used riding toys from the playground at Lincoln Park in Burbank, frustrating parents who say the toys are a draw for them and their children.
Over the years, the playground has accumulated dozens of kid cars — including dump trucks, colorful rolling animals and fire trucks — which, according to local parents, were left behind for communal use.
City officials believe the toys create a "safety hazard to park visitors" and on Aug. 21, will remove and donate all toys left at the park, according to a notice posted on the playground gate Aug. 10.
They will be donated to organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Goodwill and La Providencia, which is a local guild that support Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
But parents who visited the park Monday called the toy collection harmless and convenient, noting that it saves parents the headache of having to schlep their own toys to the park from home.