Last month, professional skateboarder Fred Gall was featured in Thrasher magazine's segment "Out There" regarding his DIY mentality for his passion for building "Jody's Spot."
Jody’s skate spot has become a refuge for skaters across the Garden State and has been a popular attraction for skaters out of state.
Unfortunately, the skateboard park that Gall has been working on for many months faces shutdown by the Woodbridge Township.
The place that New Jersey skateboarders call home is in danger of closing permanently.
The description of the petition and its goal reads:
"SAVE JODY’S SPOT a Woodbridge NJ Skateboarding Attraction that brings visitors from all over who respect the sport of skateboarding. It’s a place that many locals have called home for over 6 months now with no issues or problems."
"It turned an ugly polluted, graffiti, drug addict and alcoholic spot into something positive for skateboarders from over 18-50 (unless accompanied by an adult) to come and form a community to encourage and help get the beat out of each other."
"It started with a grass patch full of hundreds of shooter bottles all over the ground and became a place of respect where people of common interests from all over have come to shred and chill without bothering anyone. There are rules such as skate at your own risk, and no one allowed after dark unless it’s lit up."
"This area that used to house homeless alcoholics as become a respectable place that should have the pros and cons seriously weighted out by the gas company. There were workers out before that said that the concrete didn’t interfere with the pipelines and let it continue being home to so many.
"So whether you’ve skated it, or we’re coming to town to skate it, or donated materials to make it happen please sign this petition to give Woodbridge Township of an idea of how many people this place has touched and would continue to touch."
"Let them know it’s become a tourist attraction in New Jersey and has already has write ups in magazines and featured all over social media!!"
As of this writing, the petition has 5,397 of the 7,500 signatures it seeks. Please help save it now!