Mobil Skate Park

By: Donald Robinson
By: Donald Robinson

Some localities are looking at every option possible to get skaters off the street and into a more structured skating environment.

Jeremy Roudabush loves to skateboard. Now he doesn't have to go nearly an hour to do so.

"I think its good because there is no place to skate around here," said Roudabush. "There are no skate parks nearby, the closest one is all the way in Charlottesville."

That's why Augusta County Parks and Rec. along with the Staunton YMCA have put together a mobile skate park.

"The county is very large," said Morris, "and to provide just one location would really limit the number of kids that could possibly get there. This really brings the park out to the community and get the kids exposed to what the park is like."

Peltz says the idea for a mobile skate park came from working on plans for a stationary park.

"We were working with Staunton on a development of a stationary skate park," said Peltz, "this was one of the concepts to develop an idea of what kind of interest there was."

Both kids and parents are pleased.

"Well in our situation," said Mary Roudabush, "my son has no place to skateboard and this is good for kids that need a place."

Safety is first at the skate park, skaters are required to have helmets, elbow pads and knee pads.

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