City Adds Two New Skate Parks To Its Inventory
The City of Vista added two new skate parks to its inventory of recreational amenities on Saturday, September 16, during a celebratory community ribbon cutting ceremony which included demonstrations from local pros. The skate parks, which provide features for skaters of all ages - from novice to pro - were designed by nationally recognized Grindline Skateparks. The parks are open to "all wheels" accommodating all skill levels.
City of Vista Mayor Judy Ritter, the Vista City Council, and local representatives, cut the ribbons on the Streetscape and Bowl Park sites on Saturday morning. Mayor Judy Ritter said the skate parks will add to the quality of life for local residents by providing new, public spaces for the community's skateboard enthusiasts.
"During the past three years, the City has invested over $9 million dollars in park renovations," said Mayor Ritter. "These skate parks are included in this positive investment, which demonstrate the City Council's commitment to enhancing our community's parks and recreation opportunities. The parks provide a safe locate for our youth to meet and skate."
The new skate parks are part of an ongoing effort to diversify and provide more recreational opportunities in Vista. The Bowl Skate Park, located at 400 N. Santa Fe Avenue, is approximately 10,500 square feet and the Street Skate Park, located at 510 N. Santa Fe Avenue, occupies about 12,000 square feet.
The parks are open seven days a week from 7 am to dusk. SDG&E will be installing a meter to power the security lights and the automatic locking of the skate park gates in the morning and evening hours.