According to Fairview Heights police more than 20 cameras are installed at Moody and Pleasant Ridge parks as a way to help keep the community safe.
Park goer Cara Smith has been going to Pleasant Ridge for 20 years and says the cameras are a good idea.
"I think it`s a good way to keep the public safe and a good thing for the community. I raised my children here in Fairview Heights and times have changed." said Smith
Most of the people FOX 2 spoke to didn't know about the cameras. The opinions varied, while some say its like big brother watching, others think it`s a good way to deter crime.
The cameras cost $95,000 and were funded with seized drug money. Police also say the cameras are monitored regularly. So far they haven`t seen any serious crimes, but they will be in place just in case.
There's no word on if more cameras will be installed.