Help us Redesign & Rebuild Logan Square Skatepark in Concrete

Help us Redesign & Rebuild Logan Square Skatepark in Concrete

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Petition to
The Chicago Park District Board of Commisoners and

Why this petition matters

Please donate and help Logan Square Skate make physical transformations within our communities.

Suppose one compares skateparks to, say, football fields, soccer fields, or playgrounds, it's no surprise that park departments put a much heftier expectation on the community, i.e., the skateboarding community and other skatepark users, to raise the necessary funding. We have yet to see toddlers organizing fundraising events and hosting galas to raise capital for the playgrounds we see peppered around town. Few, if any, cyclists, joggers, baseball players, footballers, or tennis enthusiasts had to front the cash to pay for new trails, pristine turf grass, or netting to volley their fluorescent yellow ball back and forth, and back and forth.

If one supposes there is an institutional bias out there, it's regularly reflected in the expectation that if the no-good-dirty-rotten skateboarders want a space to skate, why then don't they front the cash themselves. Now the reasonable question to ask when considering these facts is: Why do skatepark users have to prove there is a demand before getting a designated space, and why do they then have to raise all the money themselves? Well, who knows? One can only speculate.

Perhaps knowing the answer to those questions is of no use. Nonetheless, skateparks are a necessity. They provide adequate facilities and designated spaces for skatepark users to develop their skills, build relationships, and foster community engagement while instilling a sense of stewardship for their beloved parklands.

That's all good and fun, but at the end of the day, to build a skatepark, you'll need substantial community support but, more importantly, bureaucratic support. That's where all of you come in.

Your donations support building Logan Square Skatepark and allow our organization to continue petitioning government officials, parks departments, private and public corporations, and local businesses to obtain the necessary backing and key sponsorships required to build revolutionary and modernized skateparks that will last generations.

But that's not the least of it. What is also important is that these parks are built safely, sustainably, and in concert with the skate community that, in most instances, just raised much of the capital. And also, these parks have to be modern, skateable, and overall, pretty rad. So, jump on board and help our communities build tangible, enduring skateparks that serve our communities today and those of the future.

5,436 have signed. Let’s get to 7,500!