Talk:Skatepark

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The Charles River Skatepark in Boston, MA[edit]

I'm thinking that, even though it's not finished yet, The Charles River Skatepark[1][2], which is a Wormhoudt Incorporated park[3], should be mentioned somewhere in this article. There is a lot of hype about it in local news sources. It's going to be the largest free-admission public skatepark on the US East Coast[4]. I'm not really sure where it would go. It's not finished, so it can't really be listed under the Notable skateparks heading... -- Christopher C. Parker t c 21:27, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Some other media sources: Boston Herald Preview Boston Herald Abstract -- Christopher C. Parker t c 21:50, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

WTF?[edit]

How did this go unnoticed for almost two months?! --Pwnage8 (talk) 22:36, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Doesn't fit[edit]

The third paragraph in the first thing (whatever you call it) doesn't fit with the topic. It talks about how concrete works better than wood. This should be removed. Jaychant (talk) 14:25, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

"Thugs"[edit]

The section on notable skateparks contains references to the number of "thugs" present.

Is there some skateboarding term I don't know or does it mean "thug" as the urban dictionary defines the term? (I presume it isn't referencing the Thugee.

If it is reference to a class of person, isn't this a break with Neutral POV? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 63.230.163.6 (talk) 18:31, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Reference to skatepark users[edit]

I don't think it's very fair to reference "skaters" as the only group in the parks for much of the article. While they may be called skateparks, bmx, rollerblading, and scootering all should be included. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.241.120.248 (talk) 09:50, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

This is a moralistic fallacy. It is irrelevant whether other people may be using a skate park for activities other than skateboarding. The first section refers to a "purpose-built recreational environment"- skate parks are purpose-built for skateboarding. Skaters are those who ride skateboards, not other people that may also use the park. For example, using a basketball court to play badminton doesn't make you a basketball player. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.63.14.192 (talk) 14:35, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

Spelling: Two words vs. one[edit]

I don't know how it went so long without being included, but I have now added a mention of the very common alternative spelling, skate park, to the lead. Even several of the WP articles on individual skate parks/skateparks have names using the two-word spelling. The two-word spelling is the the only spelling given at Merriam-Webster's website, where skatepark redirects to skate park and the one-word spelling is not even mentioned as an alternative. A Google search for "skate park" minus all pages mentioning either "skatepark" or its plural "skateparks" still gets 11.5 million hits. I have no particular interest in the subject myself, but I thought this issue ought to be mentioned on this talk page, for editors who may be interested. SJ Morg (talk) 06:21, 20 September 2015 (UTC)