I concur! There are so many other additional benefits a skate park would bring to our city in addition to those mentioned by Aaron. Memphis ranks high on the obesity scale, and a skate park would encourage, stimulate and provide a venue for physical activity for the whole family.
Our children have relatively few places to participate in outdoor activites with the exception of public basketball courts and (indoor) community centers. This is an alternative to the traditional sporting activities common to Memphis. This would give our children exposure to something new and different. A skate park will return old and young alike to outdoors.
Memphis, let's rally behind this fantastic idea!
By Chris McCoy
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