-Stephanie Murdock is a 2010 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow.–
By Stephanie Murdock and Sosii Brown.
The future of Baltimore should be rooted in providing young people with productive things to do. But Baltimore has a tremendous problem when it comes to skateparks that serve not only skateboarders but youth who enjoy BMX, roller skating and riding scooters.
Right now, all four city-owned skateparks are in predominantly white neighborhoods. We are calling for this inequity to end at a rally and press conference today at 4:30 p.m. in front of City Hall.
We are demanding that the Department of Recreation and Parks keep its promise to construct a public concrete skatepark at Easterwood Park in West Baltimore.