On any given night in Linda Vista kids gather in the LV shopping center to skateboard, they are with their friends, practicing tricks, and participating in a healthy positive activity. Linda Vista has no legal safe zones for skateboarding making the skaters a safety hazard and often viewed as vandals or loiterers.
Linda Vista has its fair share of violence among its youth, stabbings, gangs etc. I feel that positive activities for the youth should be encouraged and it’s our responsibility to provide alternatives that will benefit our young people and the community.
The Friends of the Linda Vista Skate Park is the driving force behind the fact that Linda Vista needs a Skate Park. The reaction to this idea has been nothing less than positive. It really has been great to see the community come together and support this idea and seeing that many young people involved in council meetings and the democratic process is pretty cool too.
With the help of professional skateboarding legend Doug “pineapple” Saladino, the Tony Hawk Foundation, American Legion 731 as well as local businesses we have a winner. The vision is gaining momentum and support is getting stronger. It is truly amazing what you can do when we all come together.
If you would like to help out in any way I urge you to email me. Thank you.