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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