Well...they do damage public facilities and features. I'll say skateboarding is allow, but no tricks that involves contact with other public features be allowed other than that inside a skatepark area.
It kind of is, isn't it? I know there's a skate boarding park near me. But I still see kids skate boarding in the road. I don't have a problem with it but I am concerned about their safety. Also, I don't like the attitude they have. Low class. Parents obviously couldn't care less or they would be dealing with them. I don't think banning skate boarding is the answer. In some places, there are already signs up saying no skateboarding and it seems like the kids do pay attention.