2002 Skate Park Survey

As one long-time camp director said recently, “The camp basics are the same, but the recreational intensity has increased.” Inundated with ESPN’s X Games, Nickelodeon’s Rocket Power and the ubiquitous extreme sports genre, American youth has become infatuated with the most accessible of the loosely-bound extreme sports, skateboarding. Skateboarding is relatively inexpensive and the rudimentary mechanics are fairly simple. Make no mistake, scooters are a fad; skateboarding is here to stay. Besides, you can’t do tricks on scooters, but a …


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