Skateboarding and rollerblading, and Bmx'ing are three of the fastest growing activities in the United States. There are more than 14 million participants. Most skaters ride wherever they can — in the streets, sidewalks and parking lots, and just about anywhere they aren’t chased from. Many places do not allow bikes, scooters, rollerblades, or skateboards.
Community groups and civic leaders have identified skateparks as an answer to the lack of suitable places to ride. In recent years, hundreds of municipalities have come to embrace the recreational and societal benefits of skateparks, and three new skateparks are built every week in the U.S.
Skateparks, even the more challenging ones, are far safer than kids rolling through busy streets, and there is a lot less damage to picnic tables,curbes, and other items throughout the community that skateboarders use as obstacles when they ride. In addition, when parks are built right — with local skater input and involvement throughout the process — the kids develop a sense of ownership and pride for the location.
Skateparks provide a place for skaters to go and practice the sport they love with friends. It gives them the opportunity to improve, to achieve small victories on a daily basis, to grow more confident in themselves and their own abilities.
We, the undersigned, call on the Manalapan Township to build a skate park in Manalapan, New Jersey for the youth to have a place to practice there skillls and abilities in a safe area and enviroment.
The Skatepark to be bult in Manalapan Rec. or another location petition to Manalapan Township was written by John Campisi and is in the category Youth at GoPetition.