Local kid tired of going far to skateboard


am 10 years old. I skateboard. I think a skate park is a great idea.

I know a lot of people who would use it. Everyone gets their sport why can’t we have ours? Not everyone would use it but a lot of people would. Not everyone uses basketball or tennis courts.

I think that the people who are complaining about the skate park have never been to one. It’s not noisy. It’s not dangerous. What do you need supervision for? It’s not like the kids are going to kill themselves. I’m tired of going to Asbury Park or Toms River or Lakewood. It’s far! Everyone wears protective gear: helmets; knee, elbow and wrist pads. It is almost impossible to get hurt. I’ve been skateboarding for seven years and I have seen one injury and that was on a bike.

Please print this in your newspaper. I hope the Fair Haven Borough Council will pass the skate park issue.

Charlie Pontone

Red Bank