Yesterday was the 14th annual Go Skateboarding Day. Where did you skate?
Go Skateboarding Day
Lot 11, Miami
To uphold tradition, we headed down to Lot 11 for South Florida’s 14th Annual Go Skate Day where Skate Free Florida, Andrew Skate shop and Nike SB held a few fun events.
Omni Park, Miami
After the event at Lot 11, the Skate Free Florida krew headed to Omni Park to continue the celebration.
Drop In Action Sports Complex, Coral Springs
Coral Spring’s Drop In Skatepark hosted a free day of skateboarding along with several contests.
Deerfield Beach City Budget Meeting
Deerfield Beach held their first of two budget meetings for 2017 that included the planning of the budget for new community improvements. The meeting gave great insight into how those in government are working for the future of Deerfield Beach. As part of the meeting there was an opportunity for the public to address the city officials. Several skaters showed up to share their support of a future skatepark and the city heard our petition for a free skatepark in Deerfield and asked insightful questions.
David Miller (Deerfield Beach Parks and Recreation director) and Kris Mory (Director of Economic Planning) have been a huge help at guiding us through the proposal process for a future skatepark in Deerfield Beach. We were able to meet with District 1 Commissioner, Joe Miller. He shared how skateboarders have a bad rap near the beach for skateboarding. We shared the fact that without a skatepark, the city become the skatepark and said he was open for further discussion.
Deerfield Beach Mayor Bill Ganz made an effort to ask even more questions after the meeting concluded. He shared his concerns about actual longevity of use of a facility, asked questions, listened, and then encouraged us to continue to share the statistics and need with him. We are truly happy with the willingness of the city to consider a project like this for our community. We encourage local residents to continue to share with the mayor and city manager, Burgess Hanson, about why you think a skatepark is needed in Deerfield Beach and how it can add to our community.
Mayor, Bill Ganz
City Manager, Burgess Hanson