** In order for Paddington Skatepark to be maintained you need to sign the Skate Facility Strategy petition as well so that a strategy is put into place for the maintenance of all Brisbane Skateparks (including Paddington).
Skate Facility Strategy Petition: http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/provide-a-skate-facility-strategy-for-brisbane-skateparks **
Paddington Skate Park, which was developed almost 20 years ago, was once Brisbane’s premium skate facility. It was an innovative facility which led the way for skate park development throughout Australia.
Paddington Skate Park attracted skaters nationally and internationally, including world renowned skateboarder, Tony Hawk . There were regular national and international skateboard demonstration and competitions conducted at Paddington Skate Park. This had real economic benefits for the local skateboard industry and Brisbane City. It was the breeding ground for some of Brisbane and Australia’s best skateboarders, who went on to make a career out of skateboarding. As a result, Paddington Skate Park has played an important part in not only the history of Brisbane, but Australian skateboarding.
However, the facility is now out dated, unsafe, and overcrowded. Paddington Skate Park is no longer on the list of places to visit for international and national skateboarders, there are no longer national or international skateboard competitions or demonstrations, and local users are becoming dissatisfied. Upgrading Paddington Skate Park will once again place Brisbane on the map as place for skateboarders to visit, and encourage increased participation in skateboarding.
To show Brisbane City Council how important upgrading Paddington Skate Park is to you and the Brisbane skateboarding community please sign this petition and share among fellow skateboarders and skateboard supporters!