If you've read the other ideas for this park (perimeter path, shelter/gazebo) you'll understand that there are differing activity levels that could be created. This is the largest park in Littleton with the exception of the South Platte Park. I have always wanted a neighborhood park that is more accessible and usable by the local residents. That is an acceptable activity level.
The issue for the neighborhood is how much activity can be assigned to this park.
Some want to leave the area completely undeveloped. At the other end of the spectrum are high activity uses that attract people from other parts of the city. No swim center or lighted ball fields, but I think it would be really nice to have a ball field where the dads/granddads could play ball with their kids/grandkids. Increased activity scares some neighbors, but I think the tradeoff would be worth it.
South Suburban made a substantial financial investment to acquire the land, and they should be able to recover some of the investment through the rental of the ball fields. I’m not saying pack the park with ball fields, but make it more attractive for the neighborhood, and make it economically work for SSPRD to recovers some of their (our) capital investment.