To: Town of Oyster Bay Town Board PETITION IN SUPPORT OF A SKATEPARK FOR THE LOCUST VALLEY/BAYVILLE/GLEN COVE AREA With the growing popularity of skateboarding and increasing number of skateboarders in our area, we believe now would be an ideal time to plan and build a skatepark. Skating\'s relative low cost fun unstructured character and lack of rules make it an ideal vehicle for self expression and very attractive to youth in general. It is statistically far less dangerous than generally perceived and can provide a safe social venue to burn off youthful exuberance in a healthy manner thus treating the cause rather than the symptoms of delinquent behavior and saving communities in policing and health costs. An unprecedented number of skateparks are now being constructed around the globe but perhaps most importantly, skating is something a great many young people choose to do and surely such a healthy pursuit should be encouraged and not simply banned. What may be perceived as a demanding task to execute properly will prove to be a very good community investment. A regionally recognized, well-designed and well-built skatepark will:
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Bryan, United States7 years ago
chris martinez, United States7 years ago Comments: i m from glen cove long island and i sk8 and i m sick and tired of the troubles the corrupt police of glen cove get me into every time i go out to sk8 with my friends we worry about the police harassing us. come on we are just sk8ing we are not trying to cause any trouble we just want to have fun i got my board taking away countless times its time to let the community to know that we want nothing more but a place to sk8 with out any troubles
Lisa La Bella, United States7 years ago
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