The Martinsville/Henry County Skate Park sign now

We are in drastic need of a skate park.

We, as skate boarders understand that skateboarding on public or private property is illegal, and at times does cause cosmetic damage. Thus, there is no place to skate safely and legally in Martinsville and Henry County

The closest park is at LEAST a 40 minute drive outside the county. That's tax dollars going elsewhere. WE NEED A SKATE PARK!

As some maybe aware of, Vancouver has already made skateboarding legal in the city, becoming Canadas most "skate friendly" city in the country. Vancouvers way of dealing with skate boarders isn't to try and stop them, but to try and give them space where they can skate safely. In the city alone, there is over 20 skate parks, with a new, state of the art "street style" skate park being built.

As far as a location, good areas would be in J. Frank Wilson Memorial Park in the city, Jack E. Dalton Park in the county, or construct a skate park in a vacant lot or building, with the theme of street style, so it would blend in seamlessly with the surrounding areas.
The city and the county need to come together to help build a skate park for the benefit of the whole community and to enhance the quality of life for people in the area.

To us it is simple:

Skate boarders are not welcome in private or public sectors.

There are charities that can help build a new park.

Skate boarders would help build it.

The sport is only going to get bigger, and problems with skating on private property is going to get worse.

So, we give our support and we ask for yours.

Spread the word by sending the link to this petition (at the very top of the page) to as many people as possible.Your comments on this petition are also very welcome.

We are non political and have no religious affiliations.

We need to get this to as many people as possible so please use your personal influence. If you think you can help or you know someone who canlike a celebrity patron, a pro-bono charity lawyer or accountantor you can get this some good press coveragethen please...go for it.

Martinsville Skate Park Project

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Latest Signatures

  • 24 October 2015100. Brandon B
    I support this petition
  • 27 August 201599. John H
    This park is needed badly
  • 15 July 201598. Justin P
    I think that if skateboarders had a place to skate then there would be no problem with skateboarders tresspassing on private property in order to get thier skate on!
  • 01 June 201597. Lindsey G
    I support this petition
  • 31 May 201596. Kaicey H
    I support this petition
  • 03 March 201595. Madison C
    It would help the economy and give teens a place to skate Zip Code 24112
  • 24 November 201494. Sierra Wilkerson
    I'm sooo with you guys! I love skaters! :^P
  • 16 October 201493. Ben T
    I support this petition
  • 21 September 201492. Austin C
    we really need the skate park to keep us from other places. Zip Code 24055
  • 06 September 201491. Walt P
    I dont typically skate, but lots of my friends do, and I agree that we need one. Zip Code 24078
  • 19 August 201490. Sarah Flores
    I believe the skate park would be a wonderful idea for Martinsville and Henry County. I know a lot of people that skate, and they really need some place where they can actually skate without getting in trouble for it. There are so many people that skate h
  • 21 June 201489. Fabiola Bailey
    I support this petition
  • 10 June 201488. Pete Neal
    I support this petition
  • 28 May 201487. Isaac R
    yes we need this!!!! Zip Code 24054
  • 07 May 201486. Cody Norman
    I support this petition
  • 05 January 201485. Ethan H
    i live in martinsville and have been skating for 4 years. im sponsered by a skate shop in eden called arc and yet i have nowhere to skate in my hometown. i know many kids that would be greatful for a skatepark. it would reduce calls to the police to come
  • 03 December 201384. Jordan B
    please do this so i dont get arrested
  • 25 November 201383. Kenneth Ac
    this needs to be built Zip Code 24148
  • 21 October 201382. Aj J
    We need this badly... And if the parks listed are not fit for a skatepark then im sure a land owner would donate 2-3 acres of land to make a skatepark...
  • 20 October 201381. Sarah Robinson
    I support this petition
  • 19 October 201380. April Harrison
    I have so many friends that skateboard and i am trying to learn. Skateboarding is an awesome and challenging sport. But my friends are always getting introuble because they are skating at some places. They do this because there is nowhere to skate. This i
  • 06 September 201379. Stuart H
    I support this petition
  • 03 August 201378. Luke S
    I support this petition
  • 18 July 201377. Daniel A
    we need a skate park we need somthing to do in this town Zip Code 24112
  • 27 June 201376. Brian H
    I support this petition
  • 23 March 201375. Junior T
    We really need a skatepark around here... Its only gonna get worse cause skateboarding is growing... Zip Code В
  • 12 February 201374. Greg Spears
    We really could use one and when out of the area people come they spend money so th area will make sum $$$........$ Zip Code 24078

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Deana MosleyBy:
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Petition target:
City Council and Board of Supervisors


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