The city will spend $846,000 to bring half pipes and skate rails to City Heights. The money will fund a small plaza for skateboarding in the pending Central Avenue Mini Park project.
The skate plaza stops short of the full-sized skate park promised to City Heights youth who have lobbied to bring such a park to the community.
The skate plaza was tacked onto the park’s plans after City Heights skaters organized by the Mid-City Community Advocacy Network lobbied their local recreation board and city officials in 2011. The resulting agreement called for the community to identify funds for the addendum.
But, ultimately, it was the city that found the money.
Development Services transferred a grant awarded to a now-defunct park project in southeastern San Diego called Festival Park to the skate plaza.