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

Tom Pfeifer t.pfeifer at computer.org
Thu Aug 30 20:19:48 UTC 2018

> On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 7:50 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer 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”.

On 30.08.2018 21:10, Paul Allen wrote:
> I'd expect a pitch to be flat.  I'd expect a skateboard park to not be flat. 

Well that's the old issue of trying to fit a tag semantically to equal natural language, which is 
not necessary.

In OSM a pitch can be a field where a particular sport is performed. Multiple pitches form a 

If I am not interested what particular sport is performed there, it is enough to evaluate the pitch 
and the sports_centre tagging, and I know it is not a quarry. Keep things slightly structured.


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