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Fukuoka to Develop Japan’s Largest Skateboard Park by 2026

Fukuoka City Mayor, Soichiro Takashima, has announced the development of Japan’s largest skateboard park, targeting a 2026 opening. The park, set to be built next to the boat race track in the Kitatenjin area, aims to be an all-weather, internationally competitive venue. The initiative follows skateboarding’s inclusion as an official Olympic sport and addresses issues of public space usage and vandalism by skateboarders. The city seeks to promote proper manners among skateboarders while nurturing talent capable of competing on the world stage. This development is part of Fukuoka’s effort to transform the boat racing venue into a park enjoyed by citizens, with plans to solicit businesses for the project. Source: RKB

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Published: Feb 16, 2024 / Last Updated: Feb 16, 2024

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