If you need a good example of how to get a skatepark built in your community, the following video is a great feature to illustrate how it’s done right. I wish I had this video when I was a angst up teen with nowhere to go but my front yard and the WALNUT HIGH 22, which was only possible for me to attempt on my BLADES. You see, in the video below, the skateboard community of Bethlehem, PA were able to entice the city officials with sponsorship programs, which would generate much needed revenue to the city. Where as in our case, we would go up to random cops and say, “Look you ass-____, our parents pay your wages, thus you should get off our backs and let us skate. Or at least tell your prick of a boss to build us a skatepark so that you can use your time eating donuts and picking your noses”. I really wish we had this video.
From, Homebase 610: Over the past 2 years we’ve been fortunate enough to skate on our skateplaza that was almost a 10 year collaboration between the City of Bethlehem and Homebase Skateshop. This short documentary is meant to show people the positive effects of skateplazas/parks can have in the community if done correctly. As well as how you can support the growing project in Bethlehem. Feel free to share this with your family, friends and local government. If it helps another group of skaters in a need of a legal place to continue doing what they love- then it’s all been worthwhile.
This documentary was made with only good intentions but not necessarily good audio equipment. Please excuse the audio inconsistencies.