Reopen Sammamish Skatepark Now

Reopen Sammamish Skatepark Now

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Sammamish Local started this petition to Governor Jay Inslee and

Sammamish skatepark has been shut down since March and it's been closed ever since. City council members chained up the park and are now giving $500 fines for just going there to skate, scooter, or bike. That is a tyrannical and draconian way that the Sammamish City Council is overreacting to this COVID-19 pandemic. Sammamish locals and some parents are getting really tired of the constant shutdowns. Especially since the fact that every other skatepark in King, Pierce, and Snohomish county are 100% open.

Kids need to be outside and doing outdoor activity. It's not mentally healthy for kids to stay inside all the time. Statistics show rising rates of depression, anxiety, drug use, alcohol use, etc. Especially with remote learning, kids need to get out and do healthy activity like playing sports or skateboarding/scootering. City council decided to make regulations based on fear, and we all paid the price. 

If people don't feel safe going to the skatepark they have the freedom not to go, or let their kids go. Not everyone has to cater to you just so you can "feel safe".

 

Student athletes are allowed to play sports during the 2020-2021 school year, and the YMCA is doing camp programs that involve no social distancing at all. So why can't we go to our escape, and our way of staying active and healthy? People can socially distance at the skatepark. They can't on the football field, or the basketball court. So, Reopen Sammamish Skatepark NOW. For the health and mental stability of people who choose to go at their own risk.

REOPEN NOW

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