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.