If you are a skateboarding fiend and you want to know how to get a skateboard park in your city; then listen up. First you have to overcome the status quo and all those old folks in city council and convince the city attorney that the new proposed skate part will not cause excess liability or lawsuits for the city. Easier said than done, I know.
Nevertheless, it is imperative that you give the city a run for their money and get public support on your side. For instance you need the support of property owners of shopping centers and tell them that if there is a skate park then the kids will not skate in front of the centers. Next you need to gather signatures of at least 1500 kids who ride skateboards who will promise to use the facility rather than illegal skateboarding.
Okay, now comes the fun part. You must go an visit other skate parks with you and your buddies to try them out and check out what types of features you want to have integrated into your design. Then you need to find a designer that will help you, an architect. Then you need to make a proposal and a plan and then once you have that in hand go get on the City Council Agenda and state your case. Make sure the Park and Recreation Superintendant gets an advanced copy, set up a meeting there first.
You can do this. I certainly hope this article is of interest and that is has propelled thought. The goal is simple; to help you in your quest to be the best in 2007. I thank you for reading my many articles on diverse subjects, which interest you.