[Tagging] why do we discourage leisure=skatepark/skate_park?

Kevin Kenny kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 20:04:45 UTC 2018

On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 3:11 PM Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 7:50 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Once again I stumbled across a warning which discourages these leisure=skate_park and skatepark on the sport skateboard page because of low usage, but with the only alternative “pitch”. If you can speak about pitches in this context, I would expect a skatepark to often consist of more than one “pitch”.
> I'd expect a pitch to be flat.  I'd expect a skateboard park to not be flat.  Cricket might turn into an interesting sport if
> played on a skateboard "pitch" but I doubt it will ever happen (cricket's function is an excuse for people drowse in the
> sunlight).
>> My preference is for skatepark without the underscore, seems most used although currently not in osm ;-) (look at tag history to see automatic changes resetting it, numbers are very low, certainly discouraging the tag doesn’t help)

An alternative might be leisure=sports_centre, sport=skateboard ?
That's what I had understood to be the preferred tagging. (But what do
I know? I've never mapped one.)

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