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City Heights Skate park ribbon cutting ceremony

Posted: 11:21 AM, Jan 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-18 19:29:11Z

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - On Wednesday, January 17th, a 19,000-square-foot skate park celebrated it's opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Park de La Cruz Neighborhood Park in City Heights.

The skate park features, "a backyard pool replica, unique flow bowl area with spine ramp, extensions and an escalator love seat, (and) a stair set designed as a tribute to a popular local skate spot," according to  Schmidt Design Group, Inc .

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Schmidt Design Group, in conjunction with Stantec, worked on the project which also provided upgrades to the surrounding park including a solar canopy, picnic area, walking path updates and accessibility improvements for the disabled.

This park is part of Mayor's initiative to build or improve 50 parks in the city in five years, ``We're working hard to deliver new and improved parks throughout the city because they bring our communities closer together,'' Faulconer said.

``This first-rate skate park has been years in the making and will make City Heights a draw for skateboarders across the city. It's also the latest example of how our neighborhoods are finally getting the investments they deserve.'' - Kevin Faulconer

The city in 2014 received a $4.46 million grant from the state to design and construct the skate park at 3603 38th St. and another park that opened in Linda Vista Tuesday.

The City Heights project also received money from the Tony Hawk Foundation, according to the mayor's office.

CNS contributed to this article.