Redlands skatepark on hold due to fun...

Redlands skatepark on hold due to funding

There are 64 comments on the San Bernardino County Sun story from Oct 21, 2009, titled Redlands skatepark on hold due to funding. In it, San Bernardino County Sun reports that:

The city's proposed skatepark is on hold until organizers raise enough money to build it.

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Redlands Resident

Ontario, CA

#1 Oct 21, 2009
"She said kids who want to skateboard must find places where they may be asked to leave..."

Translation: They are skating in areas where it isn't allowed. Sorry, that's called "breaking the law".

I have yet to meet a "skater" who wasn't a punk, a criminal, a vandal, a tagger, or on their way to becoming any/all of these.

And who is going to assume the liability for this "park"?

Spend the money on the Redlands Library, and teach these kids to read. It's a much beter use of the money.
Numbers

San Bernardino, CA

#2 Oct 22, 2009
The people in this town who have the money would be wise to invest in the youth of Redlands by donating to this skatepark cause. Your failure to support the youth of this community contributes to the loss of hope and lack of a feeling of connectiveness among our youth who are left without. Remember please - if you are not there for our youth - someone else less desireable will be. Many youth turn to drugs as a means to escape from their feelings of hopelessness which stemmed from the failure on the part of those adults who should have been there for them in a positive manner to begin with. Please people, lets work to prevent the loss of another generation of youth to drug dealers and other people who use our youth to support their own devious desires. Support the efforts of this skatepark as a means to provide Redlands youth with a feeling of true community caring and responsiveness to those youth by building this skatepark so that our youth can have their community niche.
Numbers

San Bernardino, CA

#3 Oct 22, 2009
I used to live in a town where closed minded people though exactly what you expressed here about the skaters there. While it is true that there is a certain segment of skaters that are of the like you describe, it is not the truth concerning all skaters. In the town I lived, the skaters who were not in the catagory you place them in were very hurt. They took action and they ended up getting a skate park which proved to be a beneficial move. I am not a skater and never have been, but knowing this I see that you are in the bias bunch. I am a highly educated person, and as such I am not afforded such bias. I am all for teaching reading. I love reading and have a mini library. You can't expect to put youth behind a book all of the time. They also need to use their body to help keep muscle mass. People need balance in their lives - not bias.
Redlands Resident wrote:
"She said kids who want to skateboard must find places where they may be asked to leave..."
Translation: They are skating in areas where it isn't allowed. Sorry, that's called "breaking the law".
I have yet to meet a "skater" who wasn't a punk, a criminal, a vandal, a tagger, or on their way to becoming any/all of these.
And who is going to assume the liability for this "park"?
Spend the money on the Redlands Library, and teach these kids to read. It's a much beter use of the money.
Dave in Crafton Hills

Yorba Linda, CA

#4 Oct 22, 2009
Why can't the kids just hop on the bus and go to one of the already existing skateparks, and save The Taxpayers a million dollars?

Or maybe kids can start "thinking ahead", as in if there's no place to ride a skateboard, then don't buy a skateboard.
Helena

San Bernardino, CA

#5 Oct 22, 2009
Redlands Resident wrote:
"She said kids who want to skateboard must find places where they may be asked to leave..."
Translation: They are skating in areas where it isn't allowed. Sorry, that's called "breaking the law".
I have yet to meet a "skater" who wasn't a punk, a criminal, a vandal, a tagger, or on their way to becoming any/all of these.
And who is going to assume the liability for this "park"?
Spend the money on the Redlands Library, and teach these kids to read. It's a much beter use of the money.
My grandson is a sk8r, he is none of what you described and I'm glad you've never met him because I would not like for him to think that all Redlands Residents are represented by the likes of you.

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
sk8tergrrlsmom

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Oct 22, 2009
well put, Helena-I could not have said it better.
Rev G Charles

United States

#7 Oct 22, 2009
Redlands Resident wrote:
"She said kids who want to skateboard must find places where they may be asked to leave..."
Translation: They are skating in areas where it isn't allowed. Sorry, that's called "breaking the law".
I have yet to meet a "skater" who wasn't a punk, a criminal, a vandal, a tagger, or on their way to becoming any/all of these.
And who is going to assume the liability for this "park"?
Spend the money on the Redlands Library, and teach these kids to read. It's a much beter use of the money.
WOW that is a ton of hatE.
My son is 11 has a 4.0 average and rides for six different firms.
He has been on a deck since he was 3. I guess your limited interaction with non-thugs has blurred your reality.
Do you clutch your hand bag around people of color at market nite also? Lay off the hateraid. As for liability do some background a skate at your own risk no city has liability. FOOL. Read any sign at any ball field or skatepark. IDIOT.


Redlands Resident

Ontario, CA

#10 Oct 22, 2009
I love this. I state the truth about "skaters" (punks) here, and someone calls me a "fool" and an "idiot". Go buy a parental drug test kit for your little darling, "Rev." Charles. Honestly share the results. If he turns out clean, I'll apologize. But when the test comes out dirty, I expect you to do the same. I'm tired of these kids thinking they somehow control streets and sidewalks. When I'm walking downtown, they think it is fun to terrorize us by using pedestrians as "human flagsticks", cutting as close to us as possible, and then laughing about it. Sorry, the next time that happens, I'm making a citizen's arrest. Come and bail your little "Sk8tr" out of juvenile hall!
Helena

San Bernardino, CA

#13 Oct 22, 2009
Redlands Resident wrote:
I love this. I state the truth about "skaters" (punks) here, and someone calls me a "fool" and an "idiot". Go buy a parental drug test kit for your little darling, "Rev." Charles. Honestly share the results. If he turns out clean, I'll apologize. But when the test comes out dirty, I expect you to do the same. I'm tired of these kids thinking they somehow control streets and sidewalks. When I'm walking downtown, they think it is fun to terrorize us by using pedestrians as "human flagsticks", cutting as close to us as possible, and then laughing about it. Sorry, the next time that happens, I'm making a citizen's arrest. Come and bail your little "Sk8tr" out of juvenile hall!
As I stated before, my grandson is none of the qualities YOU embodied in your youth. Just because either you or your child is a loser, doesn't mean all our children are. I would not test my grandson because I love and trust him. He is respectful not only to me, but to all his elders...we are raising him the proper way, WITH RESPECT FOR ALL, despite people like you stereotyping and attempting to lump bad apples with good. Take YOUR little snowflake out for a drug test, if it comes out clean - good for you....if it doesn't, the apple didn't fall to far from the tree.

I love my little sk8r QT!!!

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think of you.
John Wooden
Redlands Resident

Ontario, CA

#14 Oct 22, 2009
You won't test him? Why? Do you already know he's got a stash hidden in his room? If he's clean, then you have nothing to fear from the test. But refusing to test him proves to me you've got a serious issue ahead of you. Wait until your little precious applies for a job. Pot use stays in the hair follicles for up to six months. We test (and reject) applicants for that, all the time.
the DN Z

Lake Arrowhead, CA

#15 Oct 22, 2009
NO SKATEPARK!!!

Those funds need to be spent on POLICE and FIRE!!!!!

All of you need to grow a brain!!!
I am DN

Yucaipa, CA

#16 Oct 22, 2009
the DN Z wrote:
NO SKATEPARK!!!
Those funds need to be spent on POLICE and FIRE!!!!!
All of you need to grow a brain!!!
The garden gnome says that we will need both police and fire out at a skate park when the kids get into fights, hurt themselves, or suffer tremendous skate board injuries.

GO PUBLIC SAFETY!!!
Big Boi

Redlands, CA

#17 Oct 22, 2009
Ok all you experts here's the deal. Any money that has been raised towards the skatepark has come from private donations. ZERO I repeat ZERO $$ has come from city funds nor has any been asked for. The concept here was that if this was ever to get built the money was going to have to come from PRIVATE DONATIONS. About the time this project was starting to get in gear the economy was starting into it's downward spiral. So if anybody cares to donate to the effort the info on where to do so in the article.
the DN Z

Lake Arrowhead, CA

#18 Oct 22, 2009
Big Boi wrote:
Ok all you experts here's the deal. Any money that has been raised towards the skatepark has come from private donations. ZERO I repeat ZERO $$ has come from city funds nor has any been asked for. The concept here was that if this was ever to get built the money was going to have to come from PRIVATE DONATIONS. About the time this project was starting to get in gear the economy was starting into it's downward spiral. So if anybody cares to donate to the effort the info on where to do so in the article.
I only give money for more cops and firemen. Anything else is corruption of public funds or of public owned land.

GROW A BRAIN
the REV

Los Angeles, CA

#19 Oct 22, 2009
Redlands Resident wrote:
I love this. I state the truth about "skaters" (punks) here, and someone calls me a "fool" and an "idiot". Go buy a parental drug test kit for your little darling, "Rev." Charles. Honestly share the results. If he turns out clean, I'll apologize. But when the test comes out dirty, I expect you to do the same. I'm tired of these kids thinking they somehow control streets and sidewalks. When I'm walking downtown, they think it is fun to terrorize us by using pedestrians as "human flagsticks", cutting as close to us as possible, and then laughing about it. Sorry, the next time that happens, I'm making a citizen's arrest. Come and bail your little "Sk8tr" out of juvenile hall!
He is 11 and chaperoned. DRUG testing
u are a TOOL and a facist pig. I hope u extend that decree on your own under 18. A 4.00 student, travels the US on a wooden toy on other firms dimes and for that u cast stones.
HATE is a drug also. Take a good look in the mirror and Please do try to lay hands a child on a toy for a citizens arrest.
TRY to lay hands on minor for any reason and what do think will happen to U. Have another pal.
Redlands Resident

Ontario, CA

#20 Oct 22, 2009
Hey, "The Rev"? Grow a brain! Your little jr. thug is probably out tagging every Friday night, but telling you "I'm just hanging with my homies!" And as a legal US citizen, I have every right in the world to make a citizen's arrest. If your little druggie kids cuts me off on the sidewalk, call Redlands PD to have him picked up. A night in the cell might turn his life around. And, by the way, learn to spell! Your stupid use of abbreviations and "kid speak" makes you look even more foolish. Phrases like "U need 2" make you look like a child molester. And do you think 11 is too young for drug testing? Your little stoner really has you fooled, grandpa!

“Timing & Distance!”

Since: Jul 08

Lake Arrowhead, CA

#21 Oct 22, 2009
Wow. And I thought all the drama over the dog park was interesting.
Big Boi

Redlands, CA

#22 Oct 22, 2009
the DN Z wrote:
<quoted text>
I only give money for more cops and firemen. Anything else is corruption of public funds or of public owned land.
GROW A BRAIN
Have you looked at the logo the skatepark people have? SK8P.A.R.K. The acronym is approved by the Redlands Police Department. P olice A nd R edlands K ids. Your money would be going to a cause not only endorsed by but named with the police. The land designated for the skatepark is within Sylvan Park and is designated as recreational space.The plunge was recreational. The city needs another recreational facility there. No corruption. Actually, it would be compliance. It is in the plan. Check it out. Already have the brain and using it. Redlands police and fire have volunteered their time to raise money for the skatepark. They see it is a good thing.Redlands has at least one officer/skater.Just ask any cop or fireman in Redlands if they support the idea of a skatepark in Redlands or if they would like to see your contribution going towards the skatepark.Then,please remit to: The Redlands Community Foundation (doesn't that tell you what you need to know? REDLANDS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION?!
Numbers

San Bernardino, CA

#25 Oct 23, 2009
You are replying to an impostor troll who stole my initials and doesn't like the fact I stand up for public safety. I do not use those initials on these posts anymore since they were stolen. as you can see from my other comment, I support the skate part too. I even went to the city council and told them to approve the skate part before this year. due to the repeated stealing of my post names, including "DN" I will not use this post name again either. Do not believe anyone saying any different.
Big Boi wrote:
<quoted text>
Have you looked at the logo the skatepark people have? SK8P.A.R.K. The acronym is approved by the Redlands Police Department. P olice A nd R edlands K ids. Your money would be going to a cause not only endorsed by but named with the police. The land designated for the skatepark is within Sylvan Park and is designated as recreational space.The plunge was recreational. The city needs another recreational facility there. No corruption. Actually, it would be compliance. It is in the plan. Check it out. Already have the brain and using it. Redlands police and fire have volunteered their time to raise money for the skatepark. They see it is a good thing.Redlands has at least one officer/skater.Just ask any cop or fireman in Redlands if they support the idea of a skatepark in Redlands or if they would like to see your contribution going towards the skatepark.Then,please remit to: The Redlands Community Foundation (doesn't that tell you what you need to know? REDLANDS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION?!
the REV

Los Angeles, CA

#26 Oct 23, 2009
Redlands Resident wrote:
Hey, "The Rev"? Grow a brain! Your little jr. thug is probably out tagging every Friday night, but telling you "I'm just hanging with my homies!" And as a legal US citizen, I have every right in the world to make a citizen's arrest. If your little druggie kids cuts me off on the sidewalk, call Redlands PD to have him picked up. A night in the cell might turn his life around. And, by the way, learn to spell! Your stupid use of abbreviations and "kid speak" makes you look even more foolish. Phrases like "U need 2" make you look like a child molester. And do you think 11 is too young for drug testing? Your little stoner really has you fooled, grandpa!
put up some cash or your title to your home facist.
my 11 year olds urine and report card vs your HOME.
at 11 he is NOT unsupervised on the street.
if you are so sure drop it off with carlos and Jayk at BANNED
we can have a little wager, loser leaves town.
PS i own my home and cars ive got CLEAN title.
MONEY UP BIG MOUTH. IF NOT hatE on.

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