Renaming Rockhampton's Northside Skatepark to Rueben Kelly Barnes Memorial Skatepark
Rueben Kelly Barnes was born on the 7/8/93. He loved Skateboarding and hanging out with his friends. Living only across the road from the Nortside Skatepark, Rueben would spend almost every afternoon after work/school Skateboarding.
Rueben passed away when he was only 16, on the 18/11/2009, his death has rocked the local skateboarding community's ever since and each year a large group of skateboarders meet up to remember this dude. Recently hosting a skate competition in his honour.
The effect Rueben has had on the community is huge and has only been proved every year since his death with the support of his friends, family and local businesses. We are asking to rename the Northside Skate Park to Rueben Kelly Barnes Memorial Skatepark, to keep the spirit of Rueben alive.
We the undersigned are calling on the Rockhampton City Council to consider our proposal to rename the Northside Skatepark (Stapleton Park Skatepark) to Rueben Kelly Barnes Memorial Skatepark, so Rueben's memory will live on through his local skatepark and skating community of tomorrow.
The Renaming Rockhampton's Northside Skatepark to Rueben Kelly Barnes Memorial Skatepark petition to Rockhampton City Council was written by Evan Treacy and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.