Make the DIY skatepark in King's Landing, at the end of Keaukaha, legal
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Residents of Hilo, Hawai'i currently have no skatepark. There are no immediate plans for a permanent skatepark. Having no access to a designated skate area results in skaters skating in ditches, on the streets, and in other areas where most of the public do not welcome them.
In response to this issue, a GoFundMe page was started with the goal to create a skatepark in Kings Landing, at the end of Keaukaha. The chosen spot was an overgrown concrete slab, which has been abandoned for about 50 years. Together, the people of Hawai'i donated over $1000!
So in an effort to keep the skaters of Hilo off the streets, many hard working volunteers gave up their after work hours and weekends, working tirelessly designing, planning, and constructing this beautiful creation for the children of Hilo. The great thing about it is that all the obstacles are made out of concrete so it will survive the Hilo rain. It was truly inspiring to see the community come together to bring this vision into existence.
The problem with this skatepark is that it is not legal. Although it was built on an abandoned and neglected concrete slab, it is owned by the State of Hawai'i, and the Parks and Rec's department have threatened to tear it down.
The goal of this petition is to encourage the representatives of Hilo, Hawai'i to make this a legal park so the skaters of Hilo have a fun, safe and designated area to skate. Please sign and share if you want to make this a legal park and keep skaters off the streets! Thank you for reading.
Sincerely, The skaters of Hilo
**A public email for the Mayor is nowhere to be found online, so please call his office at (808) 961-8211 or tag him in your Facebook posts! Let him know you want this skatepark to be legal!
I encourage you to visit the GoFundMe site for this skatepark if you wish to donate and to keep up with all the updates!
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