Thats sad that the kid lost thier life. I think I might be going against the grain here. I am glad they close the park over night. Many resons for this however top of the list would be. Has anyone been down to PC in the daytime? The area has slowly turned into a crack town. Homeless people, dirty, not well maintained unless you are near snug harbour.
The other is all these fishermen at night, the fish have no chance of making it into the rivers. Large amounts of fishermen and women overnight in the parks. Even for a bit, I am sure the park can make a turn around.
Well... first of all park does have a close hours of 2300-0700h. Nobody has shut the park down. It is still open.
As for fish not being able to make up the river? I am sure there are much greater number of fish than fishermen and most will enter the river. Surely you don't think everybody takes fish home? Right?
Also should I assume that you do not fish the river? Because if any fish make it through the many fishermen you have mentioned deserved to be left alone in the river, right?
But yeah, other than those few who walk by multiple trash can to get to their car but can not be bothered to throw their garbage.... park is still a good place.
That is what I think.