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Ken Hada

Get a town skatepark

Having a skatepark in your town is awesome, you can practise anytime you want and become part of the local skateboard community.

Unfortunately, it's not that easy to convince people to build one.


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I just got back from a city council meeting, trying to get a skatepark in our town. And I'm just going to be straight forward.

You have to be extremely organized. If you go in there and just say, "Hey. We want a skatepark." then about nine times out of ten, that isn't going to work. You need papers saying that people in your city support it, petitions, but just a petition alone isn't going to work a bit. If you can get companies or foundations to say that they could give grants, or donations, like money or wood, then get every piece of paper you can find about that and make copies for the entire city council commitee to look at. Make sure that the people that are speaking know what they are talking about. And if you think that your speaker is an idiot, then say so. he could be the one that is going to ruin it for everyone.

Here is what our town seems to be shooting for. We are going to make an organization, with just us skaters, and pay $100 to be official and recognized by the state. We can get the city to sell us land for cheap, as low as $1 a year. And we have to raise money for ramps, and we can also donate ramps ourselves if we have any. If you can raise money, more than likely your city can get it built.

I'm sorry that this is poorly written. It's just basically saying that you need to be very, very, organized and have such a fiery passion about fighting for getting a skatepark. make sure the council knows that you feel this will lower the drug use and vandalism in teens. But also be sure that everyone knows that you can raise money and bring up the idea about becoming a group, and have them sell you land.

You can get a skatepark if all of you work together. Where I live, half of the skaters kind of hate each other. but I noticed that they all worked together to get this. Everyone, in some way, is connected by an interest in something. And when you work together, instead of fighting it, a lot more can be accomplished.

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OllieHall
OllieHall
Wow, I never realied how much effort goes in to something like this, the petitions, the donations, I just thought that we could get a couple of Skater's together and that would be that, Wow...

4 April 2009 at 17:20

Wow, I never realied how much effort goes in to something like this, the petitions, the donations, I just thought that we could get a couple of Skater's together and that would be that, Wow...
Ras
Ras
I know how hard it is, its allways about papers. We basicly couldnt get a new rail to our skatepark cuz our speaker was a fool.

7 April 2009 at 15:26

I know how hard it is, its allways about papers.

We basicly couldnt get a new rail to our skatepark cuz

our speaker was a fool.
Jamer
Jamer
Thanks for the BIG tip. :)

10 April 2009 at 02:00

Thanks for the BIG tip.
skaterpunk97
skaterpunk97
yeah we need a park in Memphis your story helped me alot! thank you :P [color=red][/color]

3 May 2009 at 14:58

yeah we need a park in Memphis your story helped me alot! thank you [color=red][/color]
joeyboy
joeyboy
my town was going to get one but they decided because of the whole economin crysis they stoped it and put it on hold which sucks

27 May 2009 at 18:34

my town was going to get one but they decided because of the whole economin crysis they stoped it and put it on hold which sucks
soup904
soup904
Its usually pretty hard to get something like a skaye park in your town, but it always helps if you know somebody on the inside. One of my best friends mom is the mayor!

10 June 2009 at 21:51

Its usually pretty hard to get something like a skaye park in your town, but it always helps if you know somebody on the inside. One of my best friends mom is the mayor!
turncoat
turncoat
we've got one... but the stuff are so bad you just can't skate them... advise: ask a concrete pool... otherwise they could just put some ramps on an ld basketballfield

17 June 2009 at 09:29

we've got one... but the stuff are so bad you just can't skate them...

advise: ask a concrete pool... otherwise they could just put some ramps on an ld basketballfield
Hazelnutz
Hazelnutz
We asked the city council to give us new stuff and they did it. Now skateboarding is more popular then ever before. So it isn't that hard it can be easy

5 July 2009 at 16:23

We asked the city council to give us new stuff and they did it.

Now skateboarding is more popular then ever before. So it isn't that hard it can be easy
constatine01
constatine01
here is a link that might help some people that are serious about getting a skate park in their town. http://www.skatepark.org/public-skatepark-development-guide.html and this link is like a guide to developing a skate park. http://publicskateparkguide.org/ i hope these links help people. tell me what you think

23 July 2009 at 18:00

here is a link that might help some people that are serious about getting a skate park in their town.



http://www.skatepark.org/public-skatepark-development-guide.html



and this link is like a guide to developing a skate park.



http://publicskateparkguide.org/



i hope these links help people. tell me what you think
FlipStreetskater
FlipStreetska
we did a while back its not the great but i guess its better than nothing

25 July 2009 at 16:01

we did a while back its not the great but i guess its better than nothing

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