I was driving through Estabrook Park, 4400 N. Estabrook Dr., late yesterday afternoon, and, as always, I noticed five or six cars parked in the parking lot midway through the park. In most of the cars, there was a single man sitting in his car.
I know that this park -- particularly the parking lot -- is a place for gay men to hook up for casual sex. However, I’ve also heard that the place is crawling with cops, and even know of a person or two who was busted at Estabrook for propositioning an undercover officer.
So my question is: Why do men still go here? Are they not aware that it’s practically common knowledge that Estabrook Park’s parking lot may be a hot spot for fine men, but also for "Milwaukee's Finest?" Do they know, but don't care? Is it really worth the risk?
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.