Teens fundraising for the North Platte Skate Park

Published: Jul. 3, 2020 at 2:49 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - A group in North Platte is raising money to improve the North Platte Skate Park.

17-year-old Brodie Lienemann is leading the charge.

Lienemann has been utilizing the park almost everyday for over 10 years and said the park has become dangerous to skaters.

He said he’s frustrated with the city due to the continued promises of an updated skate park.

As an instructor for the Tribe Skate Shop, he has to warn his students about the dangers before they hop on the board.

“There’s a lot of cracks to avoid,” explained Lienemann. “Erosion on some of the ramps has caused them to build lips that catch on your skateboard. Some of the ramps are even caving inwards.”

Recently, 14-year-old Aiden Haremza burned his elbow on one of the metal ramps. According to Lienemann, concrete parks are generally a lot smoother and safer for the athletes.

“A lot of times if you fall on the ramps you get burns on your arms,” said Lienemann. “They’re really hot in the summer. So I think a concrete park would be the best way to go.”

Lienemann and the Tribe Skate Shop have started a Go Fund Me. For information you can visit the Tribe Skate Shop Facebook Page.

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