Skate Parks: The New Urban Park?

Arizona is leading the way in urban skate parks -- a good way to keep skaters off streets and storefronts.
December 21, 2001, 6am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Hundreds of skate parks have been built nationwide over the past couple of years. And Arizona, with its good weather and proximity to California, has earned a national reputation on skateboarding Web sites for an expanding network of well-designed parks... Cities had worried that skate parks would be more dangerous and raise more liability issues than other sports facilities. But research from groups including the National Safety Council convinced officials that the parks would create more positives than problems."

Thanks to Tom Collins

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Published on Thursday, December 20, 2001 in The Arizona Republic

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