PLEASE HELP CREATE SAFE OUTDOOR SPACES FOR YOUTH IN POINT REYES STATION.

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CALL TO ACTION! Help create dedicated space for young people to skate and bike safely in Point Reyes Station.

In 2018, California Statewide Park Program identified Point Reyes Station as a critically underserved community in California. Proposition 68 competitive grant funding became available to create new parks and new recreation features and facilities in critically underserved California communities.  Since then, the Tomales Bay Youth Center (TBYC) has worked with youth, young adults, school districts, business partners, including Point Reyes Surf Shop, and governmental bodies such as Marin County Parks and Open Space, on meaningful ways to prioritize recreation areas for youth. TBYC has also identified accessible spaces where young people can spend time together outdoors in our rural, unincorporated town of Point Reyes Station.

Increased access for young people to learn bicycle and skateboard skills safely has been part of the ongoing discussion centered on at-risk youth. The ongoing challenges that come with a critically underserved community. A lack of safe recreational spaces for youth to gather has multiple areas of impact, including young people’s health and wellness, school failure, gang involvement, pollution, and a blighted environment.

Unfortunately, the pandemic halted all of the significant progress made since 2017 to produce dedicated skateboard and mountain bike clubs through the TBYC due to the pandemic and closure of public spaces, including the youth center at the West Marin School campus.

With the launch of a change.org petition, the Point Reyes Surf Shop, Mulholland Mountain Biking, and the TBYC skateboard and mountain bike clubs resume the formal discussion and exploration of safe outdoor spaces that support youth to bike and skateboard in the community. We invite you to sign this petition and add your voice to this conversation and share your perspective on local youth’s unmet needs. Please sign on and be part of the conversation to create recreation features in Point Reyes Station, built to fill a gap and meet the need. 

Thank you.