Regulating Fun: Can an Association prevent children from playing outdoors?

In July of 2011, the Greenbrier Village Homeowner’s Association of Minnetonka adopted rules and regulations which banned playing, picnicking, and sunbathing on lawns, sidewalks, landscaped areas, and parking areas. The rules also prohibited riding bikes, scooters, rollerblades, skateboards, and more in the property’s common areas.  A Greenbrier owner is the custodian of two of her great grandchildren and they have lived with her at the condominium since 2010. The owner claims that she received a notice from the Association’s manager in August 2011 detailing complaints about her grandchildren playing on the grass near the building. The letter stated that if the children continued to play on the grass, management would start levying fines against her for each violation.       Read the article……………..


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