I grew up in St.Paul and now live in Minneapolis. My whole life I have respected and loved living in the Twin Cities. The only thing that really bothers me is that there is no real investment in public skateparks and there are very few places to responsibly ride a skateboard in the Twin Cities. Without going into intricate details about how a skate park can benefit a community I am going to share this article about six benefits that a skate park will provide. Communities around the country and even the world are making investments in world class skate parks. We should also.
In my future blogs I will share stories of how skateboarding brings people together and how skateparks have physically and socially gentrified communities around the country. http://www.spohnranch.com/the-top-6-benefits-of-public-skateparks-2014-03-02/