Petition to Save Knox Bowl from Demolition sign now

The Knox City Council has earmarked the Knox bowl/skate-park (Lewis Park, Wantirna South, Victoria, Australia) for demolition in late January 2008.

The Council has made their decision based on a maintenance report and newly constructed bowl (Gilbert Park, Knoxfield). One of the most disturbing facts that have come to light is that the decision was reached in house; without consultation of the community or the facilitys active users.

WE WANT THE COMMUITY TO UNDERSTAND THE ISSUES AT HAND AND BE GIVEN THE RIGHT OF REPLY.

The Knox bowl constructed in 1988-89, holds important historical significance to the skateboard and BMX cultures/communities. It has a worldwide unique design that includes heavily utilised features such as transfer lines, spine, fly-outs and a snake pit which are not incorporated in the new bowl (Gilbert Park).

The Knox bowl in its present state of existence is still the only best suited training ground for many champion BMX and skateboard riders (past and present) including Steve McCann - currently ranked 4th in the world for BMX riding.

Since the new bowl has been constructed (Gilbert Park, Knoxfield), the Knox bowl (Lewis Park) continues to still be heavily utilised on a daily basis by people of various age groups (youth and adults alike) making use of its unique features and tranquil location which are not present at the new facility.

The Council should be considering factors such as the population increase of users, the two locations, the choice that the participants can make, and of course the costs for maintenance and ongoing upkeep.

ACTION OR RESOLUTION IS SOUGHT BY THE PETITIONERS

We, the undersigned, hereby earnestly request that the Knox City Council reconsider its decision to demolish Knox Bowl (Lewis Park) and that the Knox Bowl (Lewis Park) be preserved and maintained for the benefit and use of the community; and the current and future generations of participants and supporters.

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Latest Signatures

  • 18 February 2016995. David S
    Address 2 Sherwood Crt, Croydon, VIC, 3136 I am 37 years of age and have been using the bowl and mini-ramp since the 1990's. I visit this skate park every fortnight and would hate to see if destroyed considering nothing similiar exists in any other skate
  • 14 February 2016994. Daniella B
    Address 750 canterbury road 3133 vermont vic dont smash it down.!
  • 10 February 2016993. Elliot Y
    Address 1 Tuna Court Woodgate QLD 4660 This is the first skate park I ever rode, and also the best I have ever ridden.
  • 05 February 2016992. Josh P
    Address 10 Normurra Avenue North Turramurra 2074 NSW I used to live near this park and I loved it, it would be a shame to have it demolished.
  • 19 January 2016991. Emily D
    I support this petition
  • 17 January 2016990. Troy P
    I support this petition
  • 17 January 2016989. Liam S
    Address 44 barmah drive east, wantirna Knox sk8 park is awsum only sk8park i fell safe at near me
  • 15 January 2016988. Jesse Y
    I support this petition
  • 10 January 2016987. Andre Mcfarland
    I support this petition
  • 07 January 2016986. Nathan W
    I support this petition
  • 07 January 2016985. Shaun M
    Address 6 mayfair drive ferntree fully let the skate part stay!
  • 05 January 2016984. Braedyn Rivera
    I support this petition
  • 03 January 2016983. Shelley D
    Address 7 Wanaka Close, Rowville 3178 This historic park has meant so much to so many Knox residents over the last 18 years. It's been a place to escape to, a place to catch up with mates, a place to ride/skate but mostly a local home away from home for
  • 02 January 2016982. Stephanie Lynn
    I support this petition
  • 01 January 2016981. Chris B
    I support this petition
  • 30 December 2015980. Aaren S
    I support this petition
  • 29 December 2015979. Jamie C
    Address 36 ranfurlie court forest hill i love it save it
  • 27 December 2015978. Dannydemonic Valenzuela
    Address 2134 Save it for innes =)
  • 24 December 2015977. Michael Perkins
    Address hellno nar m8
  • 22 December 2015976. Smitty Pugh
    Address 79 coleman rd wantirna sth keep knox bowl
  • 21 December 2015975. Philip W
    I support this petition
  • 21 December 2015974. Ross K
    Address 9 watergum rd woongarrah bmx yo
  • 20 December 2015973. John Hernandez
    I support this petition
  • 20 December 2015972. Jon B
    Address Ferntree gully Go Skateboarding!!!
  • 19 December 2015971. Grant Meadows
    I support this petition
  • 11 December 2015970. Smitdog Young
    Address the world DONT EVEN
  • 08 December 2015969. Danny C
    I support this petition

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Maryanne TerryBy:
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Knox City Council

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