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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:04 AM

Parents concerned about growing homeless camp next to Salem children's museum

SALEM, OR (KPTV) - A homeless camp is taking over a pedestrian bridge in Salem, worrying parents due to its proximity to a family-favorite spot in the city.

The footpath is under the Marion Street Bridge. Runners and cyclists say they can barely get by, and worried parents contacted FOX 12 because right next to the tents are kids playing outside at the Gilbert House Children's Museum.

The museum and its playground sit a stone’s throw away from the small tent city, where large piles of trash, about 20 tents and a community of homeless individuals have planted roots.

“There’s trash that came over the railing, food debris, tons of cigarette butts,” Salem mother Crystal Cady said. “I was like, ‘Gosh, is someone going to throw something over the railing?’”

Read more: http://www.kptv.com/story/37473922/parents-concerned-about-growing-homeless-camp-next-to-salem-childrens-museum

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