Hi! We recently moved into a residential property at the end of last summer. There are several environmental issues making some of the property unsafe, that we realize need fixed (such as a poorly built rock wall holding up land/pine trees between our neighbors higher land dropping to our driveway, a natural creek going through our yard that is eroding which has caused bridge issues etc). 2 weeks ago new members moved in. My husband went out back because there were 2-3 of the young boys climbing on his back hoe equipment (the mom was up on their porch not paying attention at all). I have gone next door to the neighbors explaining safety concerns because they cemented a basketball hoop at the edge of their drive, therefore if any of the 5 of their children (3-14) miss, the ball goes down this loose hill/caving in loose rock wall--that in itself is a concern, on top of backing our of our garage when this is going on and children/ball cannot be seen. In addition, the creek concern and bridges was discussed. That very same night, the neighbors had a birthday party for their 13 year old son, in which there were at minimum 15-20 kids of all ages--the kids continued going down the loose ground/pine needled covered slope, jumping on loose rock wall down to ground. I yelled out to go around--while the father was out there talking to another adult oblivious. During this evening, there were constantly 7-9 balls in our yard/drive/by garage as if our house is a basketball back stop. The kids also since play basketball daily. POOR choice for place to put a basketball hoop--I feel bad for the kids. The father also admitted that kids have been back to the creek, he hasn't--and asked how much of creek he owned (which is none), yet the kids and party attending kids were out on one of the bridges in which one side does not even touch the ground right now. The father?? in the front yard picking up sticks, another time in the house. Last night was final straw--My husband set up BB gun targets as I have been learning to shoot. He placed 4 targets (plastic bottles/cans) on each small log. He came in to get myself and our 2 toddler daughters and in that 5 minutes, someone had come on our property and removed the targets, placing them on pile behind the logs. Did we see who did it, admittedly no--BUT--the kids were outside playing basketball. My concern is I said something, and it's only getting worse and they haven't lived there a month. Our property is private, not public. I think it is not only disrespectful but ignorant that this behavior continues and the father allows it. I am not sure the next step to take. The kids look towards our house where kitchen window is where we can see them--to see if we are home or watching what we are doing. I DO have pictures of some of this. My husband plans to talk to the father when he is outside next--for now my husband placed a chicken wire fence on our property in middle of hill so that the balls are somewhat (not all are) caught. As I speak now there is a bicycle and a ball there--caught. What if the child goes over the hill on the bike--it's really not a hill it's a drop off! I do not want to be liable for the kids trespassing. I do not want the kids on our property at all now. The father is a youth pastor for their church so it is going to be very busy--they can stay on their acre plus of property--instead of spending more time on mine then theirs! Any suggestions would be appreciated--I'd like to write a letter, my law enforcement friend said I should call the cops even though it is civil issue--do I need to go as far as a lawyer?? We we plan on redoing the wall then at that time putting fence up, which a fence when previous neighbors were there was NEVER a plan of ours--but we won't be fencing our ENTIRE yard as it's 1 1/2 acres--besides that I think the kids would have their father boost them over a fence!