Parkour is a growing sport but has few facilities for learning or practice.
Practitioners use parks, walls and railings, and sometimes derelict sites to find the challenges they need to improve their skills. Unfortunately this frequently results in them being branded 'anti-social' and being moved on by police or abused by the public.
Parkour offers the excitement of tricky skills but also demands a level of fitness, strength and flexibility which is only attained by regular practice. The culture is one of mutual support, with skill-sharing among peers and with younger practitioners who are keen to learn.
Parents often seek information as they know their children want to, or are, trying out these skills, and want somewhere safe for them to be able to practice and learn.
We, the undersigned, support the creation of a dedicated Parkour Park in Hull so that practitioners can practice their sport, share and develop skills and enjoy the health and social benefits of Parkour without prejudice.
The A Parkour Park for Hull petition to Hull City Council was written by Johanna Billingsley and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.