Redwood Shores Public Skate Park

Redwood Shores is home to a shopping area, athletic club, a dog park, elementary school, most recently a public library, and soon a second elementary school will be completed. What is Redwood Shores missing A PUBLIC SKATE PARK! Having a skate park would greatly benefit the community in many ways. First off, it'd keep the youth off the streets. By giving kids somewhere safe to shred they would have better things to do than loitering around Nob Hill or residential streets. The whole idea is to encourage skaters to be skating in safer locations. They're going to skate regardless of where they are allowed, in shopping centers, or on the streets where they could collide with people, bicycles or worse, cars. We want to manage risk in a smarter way. Secondly, having a community skate park would help keep the youth of the area off drugs, and on shred. A report by Transworld Skateboaring told that 56% of skaters hold a GPA of 3.0 or above, with 32% holding a GPA of 3.5 or above. Only 1% were reported to have a GPA under 2.0. This is because skateboarders will generally drop drugs for skateboarding, but they don't drop school. A 'clean' lifestyle is needed to skate at the top of one's game, and that's a step that most teens will take to succeed in what they love. Thirdly, having a skate park would promote healthy physical activity in an age of obesity and laziness. Rather than sitting around and playing Tony Hawk Skate on Playstation, the youth will be able to actually go out and work more than their thumb muscles. Having a Redwood Shores skate park would benefit the community in the previously mentioned ways as well as bringing about other positive impacts such as helping jump the gender and age gap between the tweens, teens and young adults who all share a common interest. Bring about a stronger community by bringing about a Redwood Shores Public Skate Park!

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