JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jasmine Valentin lives near Ken Road and 103rd street, close enough to realize that a playground feet from a retention pond is an accident waiting to happen.
"I've been complaining to the people around the neighborhood," said Valentin, "how can you have a retention pond next to the park with no fence."
Valentin has no children, but her maternal instincts are screaming at what she sees.
"It is crazy, it is irresponsible," she said.
The pond is near McGirts Village, an uncompleted townhome community, that sits between busy its between busy 103rd and quiet Firetower streets; the playground sits less than than 50 feet from the retention pond.
"I've seen the results of this when nobody is paying attention to things like this," said Karen Ketchie.
Ketchie is a parent, a disaster management consultant, and an emergency room nurse.