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CHULA VISTA RE-OPENS SKATE PARK

Post Date:04/24/2018 3:49 PM

The City of Chula Vista is hosting a grand re-opening of the Len Moore Skate Park at 1301 Oleander Avenue on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to noon. The free event will include raffles, prizes and vendors.

Opened in 2003, the adjacent Chula Vista Boys & Girls Club was selected as operators of the skate park. In August 2017, the Boys and Girls Club closed the park due to costly maintenance and repair issues and relinquished the skate park to the City of Chula Vista. Since that time, vandalism and graffiti were a constant concern at the closed park. The City opened the park in late February.

Once the City’s Recreation Department decided to operate the skate park, there were community meetings asking stakeholders and residents what they would like to see at the park. A unanimous response was to be able to skate for free – and that is exactly what the City will allow. In addition, the facility will be available for skate classes, day camps, and birthday party rentals.

Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to dusk every day of the week. The park is open to skateboarders, BMX bikes, scooters, in-line skating and roller skating only. All skaters must wear protective helmets, elbow pads and knee pads at all times. While City staff will not be at the park on a regular full time basis, they will monitor that the park is kept clean and free of graffiti and that skaters are following the rules.

The celebration on May 5 also will include demonstrations by professional skaters, free giveaways from local vendors, free raffle for Mattress Firm VIP concert tickets, a live band, and fun for the entire family!

For more information, please call Christy Vasquez at (619) 409-5892 or email cvasquez@chulavistaca.gov.

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