Nonprofit pushing for more skateparks in Lincoln

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Lincoln Skatepark Association says the city needs more skateparks, and it invites residents to learn why at an open house on Sunday.

From 2 to 3:30 p.m., head to Lincoln Budokan Dojo for refreshments; a presentation on modern skatepark design; and a showing of “Skaterdater,” a short film about skating.

Phil Burcher, president of the nonprofit skatepark association, said that quality of life is improved in cities with professionally designed skateparks and that few public facilities can promote tourism and health, while also serving a wide range of athletes, as well as skateparks can.

Skateparks offer a safe place for skaters, cyclists, scooter riders and even wheelchair users to exercise, the association said.

Burcher said that roller sports are underserved in Lincoln and that a destination-sized skatepark is long overdue.

Lincoln has 10,000 square feet of skating area.

Learn more about the skatepark association.

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