The Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department has partnered
with Phillip Stringer to assist
in creating an awareness
about skate parks to the citizens of Bulloch County.
The Boro Skatepark Project is a group and voice of the community whose mission is to bring an admission-free skate park to the Statesboro community. We believe its impact will not only benefit skaters, but also those who have never stood on a board in their life. Any public park can attract unsavory elements, but skate parks often deter disruptive behavior and vagrancy because skaters populate the park. Without a skate park in the vicinity, skaters are forced into the streets.
Project Manager: Phillip Stringer
Email Phillip for more information or visit the Boro Skatepark Project Facebook page.
10 Reasons for a Skate Park:
1. Skateboarders need safe places to recreate.
2. Skate parks, if designed and constructed correctly, are fiscally conservative and require very little maintenance.
3. Skateboarding is a multi-million dollar
4. A skate park can attract skateboarding tourists if designed to do so.
5. With national health issues looming for today's youth, it's time to offer a greater number of healthy, athletic choices.
6. The cost to participate is accessible to every economic class.
7. Skating in a park is much safer than skating in the streets.
8. Skate parks can draw skateboarders away from less appropriate areas.
9. If a city doesn't have a skate park, it is a skate park.
10. In the future, there are going to be many legitimate places to skate in the city. The time to embark on that positive future is now.
Aren't Skate Parks dangerous?
Among the most popular sports, skateboarding is relatively safe. Safety studies show that skateboarding related injuries fall well below other sports-related injuries. As with any athletic activity, nobody should skate beyond their ability. According to a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (2001), when compared to other sports like basketball and football, skateboarding is relatively safe. One-third of all skateboarding injuries are suffered by those with less than a week of skateboarding experience.
||Est. # of Head Injuries
||Est. # of Hospitalized
|Head Injuries 2004
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