Re: July 7 letter “Skateboarding in Austin.”
Our prayers for the Bradley boy and anyone suffering from a sports-related tragedy. It was unnerving to read “Austin is not a skate-friendly town.” Regretfully, it was not far from true.
There is an imbalance of ordinances (and negativity in general) against boarders, which might lure skaters to unsafe places to skate such as parking garages/lots and busy streets. So recently our family/partners opened an indoor skate park in Lakeway.
Many of the indoor parks have closed in Austin, and we strive to give back to boarders, in-liners and BMXers of all ages, a safer alternative to enjoy their extreme sport. Granted, accidents can happen in any sport, any time and any place, so it is imperative that the athlete (or parents of the younger athletes) protect themselves as much as possible from injury by choosing the proper gear and locale.
the Warehouse skatepark