But if we had a park for local skateboarders, not only would they be really happy, but all sorts of people from the "surf skate community" would descend upon Houston and a chance to skate at its park, Blumenthal says. People like Jason Lee, star of My Name is Earl, who just happens to be a pro skater, according to Blumenthal.
So what can you do? The city has donated land but as Blumenthal puts it: "The city's got a lot of land." Clearly unimpressed, he'd like a little cash, too. But he'll take money from you. Cash, credit card or check. Check-writers can make it out to the Houston Parks Board and in the memo line put: Central Skate Park Project. Send it to Houston Parks Board/2001 Kirby Dr./ Suite 814/ Houston, TX 77019.
It's tax deductible, too. $5,000 will get you your name on the donor wall. Come up with the missing million and they'll do just about anything for you. — Margaret Downing