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The private sector ( Houston Parks Board) funded the Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark and showed Houston what is possible.  The City recognized the community need and demand for another grand facility on Houston’s north side.  The Spring Recreation Area is now approved, funded and ready to move forward.

Thank You City of Houston!

Thank You, Holthouse Foundation for Kids for this wonderful helmet donation.

Saturday, July 21st, 100 free helmets were made available.  There are currently helmets still available while supplies last.  However, please, inquire with the Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark for current availablility.    Since May 31, 2008 (Lee and Joe Jamail Park Grand Opening) PUSH has facilitated the donation of 800 free helmets for Houston’s young skaters.  However, the demand  still greatly outstrips our supplies.  If you are interested in making  a helmet donation please,contact this website,  

skateparksforhouston@gmail.com, or The Houston Parks Board Inc., 713-942-8500.

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Spring Skatepark project, going, going ?

A valiant effort  was staged today by five skatepark advocates vs. City Hall. The deck was stacked against us.  We were originally scheduled as the initial speakers for today’s City Council Meeting.  However, the powers that be decided to move us to the back of the line. Obviously they believed there are more urgent City matters than improving the quality of life for Houston’s largest demographic (600,000 people under the age of 19).  After waiting for over three hours to speak our minds about the importance of the Spring Skatepark Project , we were finally given our chance.  We made a fantastic case, but it is still very much an uphill battle.

It aint over until it’s over!  (My guess is the decision will be made by June 30th.)

Keep emailing Mayor Parker until then, mayor@houstontx.gov

Spring/Greenspoint proposed Skatepark is about to become another instance of Houston youth getting the short end of the stick.

The City of Houston is moving rapidly toward killing this park in favor of redeveloping the Greenspoint Mall.  If you feel passionate about the importance of this project for the north side and the City of Houston the time is now to make your voice heard.  Houston City Council Meeting, June 19th, 2 p.m..  If you are interested in speaking you must schedule with the City, 832-393-1100.  See you there!

Spring Skate Park

On March 27, 2012 quality of life advocates attended Houston City Council to promote the construction of the Spring Recreation Area an incredible facility in Greenspoint that will include the largest skate park in Houston and a park for children with disabilities, Park Without Limits. The City of Houston will decide the fate of this much needed youth facility by June 30th (City of Houston fiscal year-end).  They will either allocate the TIRZ funds to the Greenspoint Mall for reinvestment, or fund the Recretaion Area.  If you have an interest in voicing your opinion, contact the City at, mayor@houstontx.gov.

Click here for video (Public Speaker Section 2, it ends approximately @ 20 minutes).

Aaron Anthony Estrada Op Ed:

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