Ocean City, MD Town Council and Department of Recreation & Parks: Stop the planned Ocean Bowl Skate Park closure
The current proposed budget plan for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, as told to me by Tom Shuster, involves closing The Ocean Bowl Skate Park during the work week (excluding Worcester County school days off holidays) from the Tuesday to following Labor Day to the Thursday before Memorial Day. In addition, this budget plan also calls for the TOTAL CLOSURE of the skate park during the months of January and February. This can NOT be allowed to happen especially just for the sake of saving a few bucks. The Ocean Bowl is a very important part of the lives of many locals here and this town as a whole. It means a lot to us, especially the skateboarders who spend almost as much time there as they do at home or in school, even more in some cases. Skateboarding in a secure environment also keeps children off the street and out of trouble. In addition, the Ocean Bowl Skate Park is a core piece of this town's history and it would not be right to limit when it can be accessed by those who love it the most as has been detailed in the proposed budget for 2013-2014. Please spread the word and show your support and love for the Ocean Bowl.
- CPRP, Recreation & Parks Department Head
- City Manager
Do not close the Ocean Bowl Skate Park for ANY portion of this year's off season. It is an important part of Ocean City and means more than you may ever know to the skateboarders who spend their time there and all those whose lives have been touched, in one way or another, by the skate park in this town.
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