Thursday 14 March 2013 12.25pm
Many professional skateboarders rely on Southbank to practice for their livelihood.
As well as being a mecca for skate boarders
Its not Love Park in Philly, get a grip.
this is a very important place for many people not to mention the added value the park and professionals bring in terms of tourism.
it is not regarded as equally important as the the other cultural facilities at Southbank
it shows we are being marginalised and it proves that Southbank strategy is elitist and not serving local people
Many young local people start skating here, it is a social meeting place as well as a place for sport and artistic talent.
If I was to draw up a list of places NOT to start practice skating, it would be near the top. You dont just throw down and skate that block or ollie down the gap in week 1 of St0nerDude69s first time skating manual. Its cramped and owing to it being a goldfish bowl helps approximately -9000%. Also it has always had a bit of a bad rep for fights and hostility and da ganja.
Does Southbank really need more shops and restaurants in it's place?
eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:
I avoid the Southbank like the plague these days...