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 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 .
Marblehead used to be home to a wooden skate park at , but in 2006 Recreation and Parks Commission members opted to turn that space into a baseball practice area.
So, we decided to make the issue of "Marblehead's missing skate park" the topic of this week's Does Marblehead Need One? column.
Wev're already asked '' and '' - both of which stirred up quite the discussion among our readers.
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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