Skateboard Mini Ramp in Highland Park

Skateboard Mini Ramp in Highland Park

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Roydell Miller started this petition to The Highland Park Community and

There are no safe or designated areas to skateboard in Highland Park. Although there are 2 small skate parks fairly close to the Highland Park neighborhood (Little Scobie and Southwest Corridor), children are required to cross very dangerous streets, including, Columbus Avenue, Washington Street, and Warren Street. It is also important to note, that since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, there have been shootings in very close proximity to Scobie on 2 separate occasions.


There are no public mini ramps anywhere in the greater Boston area. A mini ramp in Highland park will allow skaters in the neighborhood to safely and conveniently practice their skills and encourage youth to get physical activity. 


Skateboarding builds strength, endurance, and perseverance, and can be done safely during the COVID pandemic. Local youth of color are underrepresented in the skateboard culture and a local mini ramp will provide opportunities for engagement. Skateboarding culture is welcoming to anyone that shows an interest in it regardless of race, gender, age, class, or weight. 


Skateboarding is inclusive and builds community. In June of this year (2020), Boston area skateboarders organized a Push for George Floyd skateboard ride out where over 500 skaters participated in a 5 mile peaceful protest.

Youth of color in Highland Park aren't exposed to skateboarding at all, I believe that a mini ramp would give children in our neighborhood a opportunity to engage in a activity that is fun and that increases the sense of community.

 

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