Concrete Skatepark for RVA
  • Petitioned The Richmond Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities

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The Richmond Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities

Concrete Skatepark for RVA

    1. A Hailey
    2. Petition by

      A Hailey

      Richmond, VA

. Skateboarders have been stereotyped as “punk” kids since the 1940’s when Californian surfers started a new sport by creating a simple contraption called the skateboard. Since then, a once considered rebellious pastime has evolved into a more accepted, complex and competitive sport that is practiced worldwide. Skateboarding is not only a recreational activity; it is a difficult sport that incorporates speed, balance and coordination. The subculture of skateboarding has advanced in the past sixty years and has become recognized worldwide by those who do and do not skateboard, yet tension continues to exist between skateboarders and the citizens of their community, thereby creating an atmosphere of discrimination, influenced by the “street rat” stereotype given to skaters. Working with the community of Richmond to design and build a concrete skatepark would not only benefit the community of skateboarders, it would strengthen the bond between community members as a whole.

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    1. Reached 750 signatures
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      A Hailey
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    3. Reached 500 signatures
    4. Doing well!

      A Hailey
      Petition Organizer

      In 48 hours we have gotten 408 signatures! Not too shabby y'all!

    5. Reached 250 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Zack Katsoff SCARSDALE, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      i have been skating for a short time 11 months actually, but i believe skaters need to have a good place to skate without, as the document states, being called punks or kicked out of their spots. THIS WOULD BE FUCKING AWESOME

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    • Patrick Walker LUSBY, MD
      • almost 2 years ago

      support the sport

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    • Mike Jones RICHMOND, VA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because I'm tired of getting fucked with for skating the street

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    • Steven Gurganus CHESTER, VA
      • almost 2 years ago

      We need a skatepark in RVA. It would make the city complete and keep kids out of trouble!

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    • Jimmy Peters CHESTER, VA
      • almost 2 years ago

      It's great for the youth and would 1up the reason for Richmond to be greater recondized and it will be a tourist attraction. And I would love to ride a concrete park in the city so I don't have to drive all the way to the beach to ride one.

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