Story: City children and youth

Skateboarding (3rd of 3)


Skateboarders show off their skills in a Lower Hutt street in 1978. Safety concerns over skateboarders using streets led councils to construct skateboard parks – usually consisting of various ramps and bowls.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1978/0264/24

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Ben Schrader, 'City children and youth - City, suburbs and recreation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010