Park should be peaceful
Besides some great concerts and special events, the most common activities at Freeman Lake Park are fishing, walking, jogging, watching nature, reading, quiet contemplation, etc. These activities have one thing in common: They are peaceful and quiet.
I doubt those pushing for tennis at the park have ever spent much time there. A park is designed as a natural area to escape from the everyday pressures. People go to the park to relax their bodies, their minds and even their ears.