My friend, Josh Werner, who passed away several years ago, used to go to Turning Point, when it was on Elm Street, before it moved out to Putney Road.
I shared with him that I had seen people, wating across the street from Turning Point, calling out to clients and members of Turning Point such quaint lines as, “Hey Jimmy, wanna party ? Come on over to my place”.
Josh said that there was frequently people waiting, with such invitations who were trying to fight addictions to herion, cocaine, and other drugs that were making it hard to live. Police have a name for dealers who wait near rehab centers. “Waiting Sharks”.
The yellow house in the photos in the articles linked to below, is the same on in both of these pictures. The Yellow House, Turning Point’s next home, also seems like a tran wreck rolling into the Elm Street skatepark.
Just as it would make no sense to set up Turning Point in the middle of Living Memorial Park,
it makes no sense to site the skatepark in a location most parents are not going to feel comfortable leaving their kids.