QUEANBEYAN grandmother Dale Hooper said she's no prude but a children's playground is no place to be fooling around.
Ms Hooper witnessed a couple up to no good at Queanbeyan Park last week and had to explain to her five-year-old granddaughter they were just playing hide and seek.
"I know they were up to no good, I'm not a prude, I was young once but it is a bit much in an enclosed playground where children are around," she said.
"I was steamed about it all day and I tried to let it go but it just didn't seem right."Ms Hooper said it was little Caragh who pointed out the young couple who were lying within the confines of the pirate ship play equipment.
"She's very observant, at that age they notice everything," Ms Hooper said.
The sighting took place at around 11am last Thursday during the family's usual outing to the park. They were the only family in the park at this time.
"There was a couple behind the 'pirate ship' but I wasn't paying any attention, Caragh and I were just sitting in the sun as she was having her snack," Ms Hooper said.
"Then she pointed and said 'What are they doing Grandy?' and I said 'They're just playing hide and seek'.
"I mean what can you say to a five-year-old?"Ms Hooper said she could see a male and female behind the pirate ship, with an arm poking out the side.
"It was fairly windy so we couldn't hear anything but I assure you they weren't playing Chinese Checkers," she said.
"About 10 to 15 minutes had passed and then they decided to appear because somebody else had come into the playground.
"They were straightening themselves out when they came out."
They were very young ... they should've been in school."Ms Hooper said she was shocked by the audacity of the teenagers but didn't want to approach them as she was with her granddaughter.
The grandmother said it wouldn't stop her from taking her granddaughter to that particular park."It's not going to stop me, it's there for young children," she said.
"It's not very nice especially at a place where you take your babies, I'm sure there's other places in Queanbeyan for people to do that sort of thing."