COMING SOON! OSSIAN SKATE PARKARCHBOLD WILSON MEMORIAL PARK
FACTS• Skate Boarding is one of the fastest growing activities in the United States• Most skaters ride wherever they can — in the streets, sidewalks and parking lots, and just about anywhere they aren’t chased from.• Skate parks provide a place for skaters to go and practice the sport they love with friends. It gives them the opportunity to improve, to achieve small victories on a daily basis, to grow more confident in themselves and their own abilities, and allows them to dream of possibly becoming a “Tony Hawk” someday.• Hundreds of municipalities have come to embrace the recreational and societal benefits of skate parks.
BENEFITS• Providing skaters with a suitable place to skate will help remove the skaters from streets, sidewalks and parking lots.• Skate parks, even the more challenging ones, are far safer than kids rolling through busy streets, and there is a lot less damage to property, like picnic tables and other items throughout the community, that skateboarders use as features when they ride.• Skateboarding is physically active and requires, great concentration. It encourages children to spend time outdoors, tests their endurance, sharpens their senses, and develops their creativity. Skateboarding requires no coaches and suggests no standardized approach to riding a skate park. Skaters are free to ride in their own way, to their own abilities, and encouraged to pursue their own style of skating. Many people who started in their teens still enjoy skateboarding well into their 50’s.
HOW CAN YOU HELP• Support the Ossian Parks and Recreation Board• Volunteer a small portion of your time• Make a donation The concrete slab will be paid for by the DNR (Department of Natural Resources) Grant. The American Ramp Company has volunteered a 10% Grant. Your donation will help. We accept money, discounted materials and or services. Contact: Luann Martin, Town Manager 507 N. Jefferson St. Ossian, IN 46777 Phone: 260-622-4251
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