Any skater who has grown up here in the Dallas area has undoubtedly noticed our lack of a public skatepark. The only thing that even comes close is Lakeland Hills Park (St. Francis) - a place where cookie cutter designs meet theft. (A quarter of the boxes have been stolen.)
This all seems pretty strange when you think about all of the surrounding cities that have giant cement parks. Most of the suburban towns either have a giant skatepark or are planning to build one. That is, except Dallas, the most populated city in North Texas. With all of that said, I was pleased to hear about a Dallas local named Clinton Haley who is trying to change all of that.
We met via my contact form via Nick DiCarlo, one of the site's digital supporters. After a few back and forths through email over the past 2 weeks or so, I asked to interview him about this amazing project. He accepted and after getting all of my questions answered, I'm even more excited about this project! Let's dive in.
What originally got you into skateboarding?
Dallas skaters have been waiting a long time for a legitimate park. What made you take on the project of getting a new park built in Dallas?
What’s the process been like getting Skateparks For Dallas off the ground?
What’s the next step and how can local skaters help?
It was really awesome finding out exactly what's being done to bring a skatepark to our great city. A huge thank you to Clinton taking the time to talk with me and for launching such an amazing public project.
To learn more about the Skateparks For Dallas project and to stay up to date on this project, you can click the button below. I'll also be following them along the way and tweeting updates HERE as they become available. Let's get this park built, Dallas!