Building Sustainable Communities
Skateparks are often met with negative assumptions. But we want to change that narrative. Freestyle scootering is on the cusp of Olympic recognition, and houses the next generation of riders. The value of skateparks in building sustainable communities cannot be ignored.
Scootering, like all sport, contributes to well-being regardless of age, gender or ethnicity, and can empower the young people in our community. Providing universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible public spaces has already been cemented as a key target to reaching the UN Sustainable Development goals. Skateparks, as these spaces, have the potential to positively contribute to numerous other areas necessary for meaningful livelihoods.
Freestyle scootering exposes young people to sport’s key values, including teamwork, fair play, respect of the rules and others, cooperation, and tolerance. These skills are essential for future participation in group activities and professional life, and can stimulate social cohesion within communities and societies. Indeed, the diversity of the scootering community can provide a social grassroots support network.
Regular participation in physical activities such as scootering can have a direct, positive impact on physical, mental health. Riding helps teach young people the importance of hard work and perseverance, as well as providing a space to have fun and make friends.
If you’re a local authority or youth club who wants to find out more about the work we do and how we can work together, get in touch.