I noticed recently on the Wellington City Council’s website that skateboarding was categorised as “Stuff for kids". There it was, proudly displayed alongside Birthday parties, School holidays and Play areas!
Not being one to sit back and be classified as a “kid” I contacted the council via e-mail. I was fully prepared for a standard response with some sort of justification and a brush-off. To my surprise they were really receptive.
I’ve posted the transcript below so everyone can enjoy the awesome response from the WCC.
Can the 'skate park' link on your website please be moved to a more suitable location than 'stuff for kids'? I've yet to regularly see any children at Wellington skate parks. Most skaters are at least 16 years of age and a growing number in their late 30s and early 40s.
Thanks so much,
Kia ora Hayden
Following your suggestion, our Skates parks page has been moved from the Kids section and now sits under Recreation > Enjoy the outdoors:
Thanks again for your feedback.