Open Bellevue Indoor Skatepark!

Open Bellevue Indoor Skatepark!

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Raphael Caldas started this petition to The City of Bellevue

As the weather in the greater Seattle area begins to worsen. Skateboarders are left with much fewer opportunities to be able to practice our sport. During the wintertime, the Bellevue Indoor Skatepark is the main spot for skaters to skate due to it being warm and dry unlike the outdoors. Due to Covid-19, the city has decided it is best to close down the indoor skatepark in order to keep the public safe and prevent the spread of the virus. However, as our knowledge of this virus has grown we have figured out ways to safely open local businesses in order to meet the needs of the public, while also keeping us safe. These methods include: Wearing face masks, limiting occupancy, social distancing, etc. Following these methods has allowed businesses such as grocery stores, restaurants, hair salons, shopping malls, and many more to open, the indoor skatepark should be no exception! The indoor skatepark could open completely safely by setting a maximum occupancy of allowed people, enforcing social distancing, and requiring face masks. Along with keeping the main entrance and the large garage door open in order to maximize airflow. As of right now, many people are still skateboarding in outdoor skateparks where there are no guidelines being followed in order to protect from the spread of covid-19. If the indoor skatepark opens this would attract skaters to skate there instead, having them follow Covid-19 guidelines, and overall create a more controlled safe environment than the current one. An example of this already being done is All Together Skatepark in Seattle, which is an indoor skatepark allowing people to rent out sessions, which has proven to be completely safe. By remaining closed the indoor skatepark is also missing out on sales of memberships, and skateboarding goods from the skate shop. By opening the Bellevue Indoor Skatepark we could keep Bellevue's skaters out of the cold and the rain while still protecting the population from the threat of Covid-19.

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