Build a skatepark in Hall County
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Building a skatepark in Hall County will have a positive impact on our community.
1. SKATEPARKS REDUCE DAMAGE TO PRIVATE PROPERTY
Public skateparks are a win-win because skateboarders have a safe place to pursue their passion, while law enforcement, business owners and community members no longer have to spend time, money and energy shooing skateboarders away from their property.
2. SKATEPARKS PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR SKATEBOARDING
The majority of skateboarding injuries happen outside skateparks. The most common injuries are falls due to surface irregularities and collisions with motor vehicles or pedestrians.
Skateboarding is going to happen whether skateparks exist or not, so the best way to keep youth safe is to provide them access to safe, designated spaces to pursue their activity.
3. With national health issues looming for today’s youth, it’s time to offer a greater number of healthy, athletic choices.
You don’t often see obese skateboarders. Lots of skateboarders skate several times a week and often for hours at a time. There is clearly a commitment for these kids to develop their skills, yet they do this without coaches, leagues, and often without even an appropriate place to do it.
4. Young and old people enjoy skateparks.
Skating has been a part of our culture for more than 50 years. There are skateboarders well into their 50s who still enjoy pushing around a park. The skatepark is a place where the young and old can recreate together as equals. This is important for adult skateboarders but equally important for the younger set.
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