Why Mt. Washington, KY is Building Funds for a High-Quality Skatepark and How It’s a Valuable Community Asset
Skateboarders and the skateparks they call home are often misunderstood. When compared with the traditional team sports like football and baseball, which have become engrained in our culture, skateboarding and action sports are still on the fringe of mainstream society. Negative stereotypes continue to portray skateboarders as social outlaws with little respect for authority. It is not surprising then, that skateparks are looked upon in a similar light and are often a low priority in a city’s planning efforts.
When you move beyond these outdated stereotypes though, it becomes clear that skateparks provide a vital space for people to stay active and be a part of a unique community. In countless cities around the world, well-built skateparks have proven to be valuable community assets with tremendous benefits. Instead of viewing skateboarding as a negative problem that needs to be solved, these forward-thinking communities have found ways to embrace these sports while showcasing their artistic and acrobatic spirit.
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