Mitchelton skate park

Principal Petitioner James Dodsworth, Samford
Closing Date Tue, 08 May 2018
No. of signatures 92 signatures

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We at YWAM Brisbane have been supporting families and children in the local community in Mitchelton for many years and would love to see more opportunities for children and their families to participate in outdoor social activities together. It has come to our attention that there are many children who wander the streets or skate/scooter around the streets and don't have anywhere substantial to play on their skateboards/scooters (other than their own driveways or the walking paths). Many older children don't have a wide variety of outdoor activities to participate in within the local area. At Fenwick Park (as well as other parks) there are playgrounds, which are mostly suited to young kids. However, the older kids are looking for something more suited for them. Sometimes they want to travel to other skateparks which are too far away from home for them or can't because their parents aren't willing to let them travel alone for safety reasons or able to take their kids.

It is our request as a local youth organisation (and on behalf of local families) that we petition for a skatepark to be constructed at Fenwick Park, for the children in Mitchelton and their families. This will provide an opportunity to promote healthy physical activity in a safe environment and foster more social connections between youth, mentors and families

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