Why Your Community Should Invest in a Skatepark!

Let’s face it, 12+ just doesn’t cut it sometimes, which is why more and more regions are installing skatepark components. Over the past few years Canada has seen a decline in sports participation. Obesity rates has been on the rise ever since 1978 and the WHO estimates that 31.5% of 5 – 17 year olds are either overweight or obese. Skateparks mainly target the 12 – 17 year old range, however they can cater to all ages. They offer an alternative to traditional forms of fitness and are any essential part of a healthy community. Many kids who don’t enjoy traditional forms of competitive sport and fitness will enjoy the creativity and complexity of skateparks. Skateparks cater to a wide range of ages and facilitate the development of important life skills such as intrinsic motivation, creativity, work ethic, and self confidence. Skate parks offer a variety of complex elements which can be utilized for many different sports. Such as BMX biking, Skateboarding, Rollerblading, and Scootering all of which are popular among 12 – 17 year olds. Skateparks are also a great place to hold community events and get young volunteers involved. Competitive events for the aforementioned sports are a great way to bring the community together and display local talent. Young volunteers can gain valuable experience by coordinating and running these events. Here, at PlayKSL we take play of all forms seriously. That’s why we offer a full line of quality skate park components. All of our components are custom made and can be manufactured to your specifications. They feature fully welded construction with emphasis on durability and safety. We can configure the components in away you like so that your community vision can be implemented. Check out our skateparks page: http://www.playksl.com/skate-parks/ or http://www.playksl.com/contact/ to get started!