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Skate Park Rally turnout ‘exceeded expectations’



Local skaters, scooter and BMX riders show off their tricks.

Local skaters, scooter and BMX riders show off their tricks.

The City of Escondido’s Community Services Department hosted a community Skate Park Rally at Washington Park on Saturday, January 14. The purpose of the event was to generate interest in and gather community input on a proposed skate

There was an amazing community turnout at the Washington Park Skate Plaza Rally. The day ended with Carlos Vitale winning a new scooter, presented by Councilmember Olga Diaz and Escondido Community Services. This Havoc scooter was donated by The Spot Pro Scooter Industries.

There was an amazing community turnout at the Washington Park Skate Plaza Rally. The day ended with Carlos Vitale winning a new scooter, presented by Councilmember Olga Diaz and Escondido Community Services. This Havoc scooter was donated by The Spot Pro Scooter Industries.

plaza in the Park.

According to Danielle M Lopez, assistant director of community services, “One of the main goals of the event was to assess the level of support we had, from the community, for a skate plaza

Loretta McKinney, Director of Library and Community Services, welcomes guests to the Washington Park Skate Plaza Rally Sat. January 14th.

Loretta McKinney, Director of Library and Community Services, welcomes guests to the Washington Park Skate Plaza Rally Sat. January 14th.

project in Washington Park.

“The turnout and level of support received exceeded our expectations. The city has one skate park located in Kit Carson park. An additional skate plaza at Washington Park would provide a location for the

Local skater chooses favorite skate plaza features.

Local skater chooses favorite skate plaza features.

community that may not be able to travel to the other side of town,” said Lopez.

Staff will present the findings and seek direction from the City Council this Wednesday, January 25.

For more information, contact the Community Services Department at 760-839-4691.





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