Push To Heal

Push To Heal is a short film made in association with Hull Services and the ChildTrauma Academy. It endeavors to verbally articulate and visually demonstrate the connections between skateboarding and neuroscience, and highlights skateboarding as an activity that can heal the human brain from past trauma. This film also provides a snapshot of how and why skateboarding should be viewed as a viable option as part of treatment for high needs children.

Support The Encinitas Skatepark!

The meeting is at 6 P.M. July 11th at the Community Center on Balour Drive in Encinitas. City Council will be awarding construction contracts to start construction on the Encinitas Community Park which includes a big skate plaza and a bowl.

They need people to come out and stand with us when we get up to give our presentation to the City. If you have any questions check out their page at www.facebook.com/encinitasskatepark

UPDATE: Due to the efforts of the skate park advocates for over a decade this park has been built!

City Council Budget Meeting

The kids from the Mid-City CAN Youth Council spoke in front the San Diego City council. Jose Fernandez, Jorge Dominguez, Phuc Nguyen, Daniela Barron, Armand Binombe, and Maricel Reyes all bravely spoke to the city politicians about the importance impact a skatepark will have on safety to their community. Mark Tran the groups fearless leader summed it up the best:

“I am here to reiterate to you the importance of investing in our youth, who are our future. Youth in the Mid-City area face many challenges of public safety, broken infrastructure, and inadequate services. They should not have to deal with cars, pedestrians, and cyclists when they are out skateboarding. They should be provided with a skatepark to be active freely and safely. This is a commitment to them as individuals and citizens of our fair city. Recreation facilities and services need to be a priority and slate parks need to be made a reality for our communities. Our budget should not focus on pensions and other things that past city council members have screwed up on. They should be proactive in supporting our youth and not focused on locking them up.”

Great going guys and girls!

City Heights kids talk the impact of a skatepark.

Half-pipe Dreams from robertknauf on Vimeo.

Making a video to share why your city needs a skatepark is an effective way to get the message out and gain support.

Agree with these kids?  Show your support by joining/liking the Mid City Skatepark face book page www.facebook.com/midcityskatepark

A photo of the City Heights Library

Update: Two skate parks have been built in City Heights due to the tireless effort of the local skatepark advocates:

Park De La Cruz Skate Park
Central Avenue Mini Park

Advocacy works!