Why are there no skateparks in Washington Heights?
As you may all know, in the city of New York, many parks were built in several boroughs including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Downtown Manhattan, Staten Island and even Queens. However, they failed to miss that there are diverse skaters Uptown. Why is that? Although the question may never be answered if a park is built many skateboarders around our area will not have to travel in order to skate. It irks me to see that one skatepark in the Bronx was built right next to another. Is that necessary when all we have in the area in Washington Heights are flat areas that is not appropriate for skaters. There are so many basketball courts and baseball fields and we feel that we also have the right to be provided a place to skateboard in Washington Heights. Skateboarders simply obey the law and can not skate in areas like the subway or the terminal located in 178 Fort Washington, an area where tourists and commuters travel day to day. So all we ask is that you sign this petition to make sure that people get the message that skateboarders are people too. Skateboarding is an independent free lance sport where people get together. Think about it like this, if the city builds a skate park there will be fewer kids in trouble with the law. I really hope this is not a minority situation, because there are many local skateboarders in the area that have a passion for the sport. Developers planned to create a wonderful skate park but the project was delayed, and we are still waiting. We strongly recommend a skate park in Washington Heights.