Jackson Winters and Henry Birt walk their dogs every day in the Oread neighborhood. Winters has lived in Lawrence for 30 years and has lived in the Oread neighborhood for the past two years. He loves that it’s a dog friendly neighborhood and he and his dog Bones are well received. Winters says he love the energy and the vitality of the Oread neighborhood but admits it can get a little crazy. He says he’s seen his lawn chairs end up on somebody else’s roof and “We’ve had some incidents of people trying to tear the spoiler off my car. It’s the intoxication that’s the problem,” says Winters.
Birt likes the extra traffic that comes in during game day because it gives him an opportunity to make some extra cash. “We park some cars every home game…nice money too,” says Birt.
Winters believes extra patrols by police help alleviate some of the issues on game day. Candice Davis with the Oread Residents Association says her biggest issue is drunken and disorderly behavior and all the trash that is left behind. She would also like to see more police patrols on game day.