Target:
Nyack Village Planning Board
Region:
United States of America
Website:
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It is our goal to bring the Nyack and larger Rockland County public and business community together to support the designing and building of a state of the art public skatepark within either the Nyack or South Nyack Villages. The need for a park is indicated by the many skateboarders living within the community. This park will serve as a positive recreational outlet for local skateboarders of all ages and their families.

7 reasons for building a skatepark:

1) On any given day, when walking through the villages of Nyack and South Nyack, one will see skateboarders riding about the streets. These skateboarders have no local public place to skate.

2) Several parks within Nyack and South Nyack are underused by the communities who live there.

3) Skateboarding is the 3rd most popular sport among youth from ages 8-18.

Sources:
http://www.sgma.com/
http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4580013_rank-popularity-compared-other-sports.html
http://skateboard.about.com/cs/proskaters/a/why_so_popular.htm

4) Skateparks have been reported to reduce crime by serving as a positive recreational environment for youth.
Source:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/6577681.stm

5) As of 2000, roughly 4.3% of the US population reported participating in skateboarding.
Source: http://www.skatepark.org/chapter-1-vision.html

6) A skatepark would bring adults and youth together from various backgrounds with a positive common interest.

7) A skatepark would bring tourism and hence more business to the villages.


We, the undersigned, call upon the Nyack Village Board to allow for a public space in which to build a public outdoor skatepark.

It is our goal to bring the Nyack and larger Rockland County public and business community together to support the designing and building of a state of the art public skatepark within Nyack Village.

The need for a park is indicated by the many skateboarders living within the community who have nowhere to skate locally. In addition, upon our observations, public park space is being underused by the community.

This skate park will serve as a positive recreational outlet for local skateboarders of all ages and their families.

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