Kids need fresh air.

Kids need fresh air.

  • November 2, 2010
  • Austin

Chris Sebren backside tailslide downtown Jackson

Skateboarding is a sport. It keeps millions of kids off the couch and out of trouble. But Jackson’s kids have no place to skate – or at least no place safe.

A public skate park provides a secure environment designed specifically for skateboarding. It also transforms neglected property with lighting and positive activity. As Oxford and Petal have seen with their public skate parks, it also draws skaters and families from hundreds of miles away – which translates to commerce for the surrounding businesses.

Grants and programs can underwrite the construction of a public skate park. But we need your support to get things going.