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Falls Park visitors reflect on safety

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The Falls remains a big attraction for the city.

But do people still consider it a safe place to visit?

KSFY News asked park visitors if the city should do more to protect the community from potential danger.

Many remember the tragedy at the Falls, but has it changed people's perception of safety here and is it safe enough?

The warmer weather brings more people out to Falls Park.

And despite the signs of danger, many still risk playing on the edge. But some believe there's not much more the city can do besides raise awareness to the potential for danger at the Falls.

Park visitor David Foushee said "a lot of people think that they see water as maybe wading in a little pool, and they think it's not dangerous, but it's very dangerous, I've seen it myself and I've heard about a lot of stories and people need to be careful with nature because nature takes no prisoners."

Another visitor to the park, Morgan Beckmann, said "it scares me. I mean when he tries to fake push me in, you get that adrenaline rush, but I think it will always be on everyone's mind that something happened here."

Nicholas Carroll said "the best part of it is being able to come down by the water and just enjoy it and be away from everything, if they fenced it off, I don't think it would have half the attraction as it does now."

"We've been here before and we know our limits to the edge, like when it comes to little kids, I think they just want to touch the water and that's when they fall in," Beckmann said.

"A warning, that's all you can do, because the parents they've got to be parents and they've got to take care of the kids because at least these signs will show, take a look at your kids, make sure that they are safe because this can be very dangerous," Foushee said.

Many believe the beauty of mother nature can still be enjoyed safely here with appreciation and respect.

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