Joe McGowan, Northfield High School senior and Union of Youth youth board member, appeared on our show today, talking about the proposed skate plaza that the Skatepark Coalition is working to bring to Northfield. (The Skatepark Coalition includes the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI), the Northfield Union of Youth (The Key), the Mayor’s Youth Council, and the Youth Plus Action Team.)
Joe wore the red Skatepark Coalition’s fund-raising t-shirt to the recording session, so afterwards, I followed him to the Key to get one of my own ($10 donation; see the Union of Youth donation page). I showed Joe how I could do an ollie and then followed that up with a kickflip, heelflip and pop-shove it.
Later, I snapped a photo of the blacktop where the old skatepark used to be in Riverside Park, and then I took two photos of the open space next to the new swimming pool on 7th, one of the sites being considered for the skate plaza’s location.
Click play to listen. 30 minutes.
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