There are about two thousand skate parks in the whole United States, and in contrast to this there are approximately thirteen-million skateboarders in the U.S alone. These are really shocking numbers that the average everyday person wouldn’t know, or care about. But when one of the thirteen million skaters who don’t have a place to skate come and skates in front of their store, suddenly they care. In Nacogdoches this is a real problem, and I have personally observed skaters getting told to leave someplace time and time again. The reason of this problem is that there is no designated place to skateboard in Nacogdoches, such as a skate park. Skaters have a tendency to find one particular place they like, and once they find this place…show more content… I will not deny it is bad when you have younger kids staying out late at night to skate. This not only puts them in a bad place but gives them plenty of opportunities to break the law or be mistaken for doing something that they may not have done, but at the time there the one taking the blame. There are many respectable skaters who love to skate and don’t do anything wrong. But there are also irresponsible skaters, who care whether or not they mess something up or break it. For all these reasons I think that if there was to be a skate park built here in Nacogdoches it would greatly alleviate many of these problems. People are going to skate whether people like it or not. But with a skate park, the community would have more control over were these people do there skating. As well as this it would allow the parents of their younger skaters to not have to worry as much about were their child is. The park would be new and clean, in addition it would provide a safe environment to skate in. Moreover it would help attract people to come skate, who would otherwise not want to deal with the problems skating on the streets bring. From people I have talked to in the past there are a few things that they would be concerned about if there was a skate park in our town. These problems consist of: graffiti, vandalism, drug use, and negative influences.
My answer to this these problems is first off,