Skateboarding - In Another Town
Tyler (my grandson) on His Skateboard
Many of the youth in our small town participate in skateboarding. However, it is illegal to skateboard in our community. The kids have to travel either 12 miles or 23 miles to a skate board park. I am on our small community's borough council. One of my goals is to develop a skate park in our community. There are now several interested adults and youth, along with the backing of the Parks and Recreation Committee (on which I am a member), commencing on this worthwhile project. We know that we have a tough road ahead of us which will involve grant writing, fund raisers a lot of hard work.
I think that many of our town's residents do not see skate boarding as a sport that requires skill. Some of the wealthier school districts have actually incorporated skate boarding into their curriculum. I understand that this is a difficult time to be a kid especially in today's world. I really think that some of our residents forget what it is like to be young.
As part of this skate park endeavor, 800 surveys were distributed in the junior-senior high school to learn the level of interest, location, etc. for a park. As a result, I am entering the information from the surveys into a data base and compiling a report to present at our next borough council meeting.
Alas, I need to concentrate on the survey and report and will not be posting again until Monday. If any of you have had any experience with endeavors such as this, please share your experiences with me.
I hope that you all have a good weekend.