Last Monday I was a pallbearer for a dear family friend. While in my hometown, I rolled back the hands of time and went on a tour visting places that were such an intrigal part of my childhood. My travels brought me to my junior high school, where only one or two buildings remain of the mammoth structure that once was. The real surprise came when I drove behind the property where I played baseball and football. The fields were still in the same condition that I left them back in the early ’80s. The big change however was at the tennis courts. The two courts had been converted to an unmanned skate park.
Skating is at its peak and it was refreshing to see a small community in Eastern, North Carolina make a progressive decision. I was very suprised at first but also had a sense of pride knowing that the same community I grew up in was adapting to changing times.
The North Carolina General Assembly in recent years has addressed Municipalities getting into the Skate Park business without the burden of liability that has strangled these projects in the past. I am not advocating converting tennis courts that are currently being enjoyed by the tennis community. I am interested in hearing what the thoughts are of the community in looking to build a skate Park with a similar design that is pictured in this blog. Please share your thoughts…..