Skatepark in old city pool, Ruston, Louisiana

Skatepark in old city pool, Ruston, Louisiana

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This petition has been created to consolidate support for a concrete skateboard park in Ruston, LA.  Skateboarders in Ruston and the surrounding areas need a dedicated, safe park to skate. No concrete parks exist in a 150 mile radius. We have worked towards this park for 5 years, with meetings and collaboration between the City of Ruston's Parks and Recreation, Louisiana Tech University's School of Design, and the North Central Louisiana Arts Council. Hunger Skateparks and the City of Ruston worked together and created construction documents in 2017 to repurpose the former city pool as a concrete skatepark. With the large scale of construction on the Ruston Sports Complex, the 2019 tornado, this year’s COVID-19, and most recently, Hurricane Laura, the park has been put on the back burner.  

Skateboarding is one of the fastest growing sports in the world right now. It is now an Olympic sport. There are many benefits of skateboarding that will help your child not only in their adolescent years, but as an adult. Skateboarding increases coordination, builds metabolism (burns calories), strengthens muscles, builds stamina and increases self-confidence! Personal growth and individuality are a core component of skateboarding culture. In today's pandemic environment, skateboarding is a sport that keeps with social distancing, as it is not a contact sport.
 
Skateboarding and its culture teaches kids about social etiquette, inclusion, empathy, perseverance and goal-setting. It also allows them the opportunity of artistic expression through style and tricks. Skateboarding is also FUN!

Please sign this petition to show support for a concrete skatepark in Ruston. Thank you!

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