$25,000 for a basketball hoop at the new Artesian Well park sounds a bit excessive to me. My neighbor put one up for about $100. Granted, he only put up one hoop, not two.
I had a friend who used to have a business across the street from Sylvester park. At his own expense, he provided a ball, net and other equipment for anyone wanting to play volleyball. But the police soon told him to stop. Apparently, the game was attracting too many undesirables.
However, I’m confident that the Olympia City Council has determined (through a $24,800 study?) that basketball would not have a similar outcome.