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Skaters say skate park overhaul is long overdue

Original post made on Mar 9, 2011

As usual, the Rengstorff skate park was a busy place on Friday afternoon, with the sound of a dozen skateboards bouncing off the asphalt, ramps and rails. But underneath the surface is a common refrain. Politely put, the skate park could be better, much better.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 4:34 PM

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Posted by Thom
a resident of Jackson Park
on Mar 9, 2011 at 6:15 pm

These kids and adults that use the park whould be grateful they have a place. Many other cities do not have a place for people to go because of personal injury and city risks, and they end up in parking lots or any place they can find something to jump over or on. I have an idea. Since times are tight, and this does nothing for the majority of citizens that live in the city maybe some of the boarders could get to gether and hold some sort of fund raiser. But knowing the kids today they want it handed to them because most think it's owed them.

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Posted by Observer
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 9, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Wow, 12 skaters were using the park in a city of a population of nearly $75,000! What a waste of tax dollars. How many of the 12 would be better off at home studying.

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