Does Marblehead Need a Skate Park?
You tell us - does Marblehead need a skate park?
You don't have to spend much time in Marblehead to realize that the kids here love to skateboard - and now that school's out for summer, you can expect to see a lot more of them cruising around town.
Though the local love for skateboarding runs deep, it doesn't change the fact that the streets and sidewalks in downtown Marblehead can be very narrow.
The combination of the two has resulted in some very serious injuries to local boarders. A 22-year-old spent nearly a week in critical condition last summer after colliding with a car on Gingerbread Hill.
So, we decided to make the issue of "Marblehead's missing skate park" the topic of this week's Does Marblehead Need One? column.
What are some of the advantages to having a skate park in town? What do you think would be the disadvantages? Let us know how you feel in the comments section below.
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