It seems like everyone is hunting for elusive digital creatures in the hit app Pokemon GO.
Many Edmonton communities seem to be getting more visitors due to the game. Griesbach Community is one in particular that has seen a lot of people, with around 500 playing after 10 o’clock one night.
Pokemon Gathering at Greisbach #yeg pic.twitter.com/qj5JNTIMrI
— Kary Bowen (@figgityfigs) July 22, 2016
Dave Neufeld with the community admits it was overwhelming at first.
“It took us a little bit time to catch up and get our bearings and figure out what can be done to make sure everyone can enjoy it and the residents can enjoy their peaceful community.” he says.
Neufeld says they had a meeting this week with the City to discuss the game but there isn’t much they can do as it is a public park.
“So as such, we can’t limit access to that.” he says. “What we have done is coordinate with the city of Edmonton Parks and EPS.
Neufeld says the EPS patrols have been looking for distracted drivers, speeding, and other issues the community now faces because of the increase in traffic.
But he adds that overall, players seem to be respectful and have been cleaning up after themselves. (twd, ms)