Why not use the area behind Bark Park. You have restrooms, the traffic
is not that big of a problem and parking should not be a problem.
Families have a place to bring their younger kids to play. This way
families could spend some time together.
There is a school that is located behind the Costa Mesa Golf Course
overlooking Huntington Beach and the Santa Ana River. This school has a
great deal of land around it where many people already ride mountain
The City Council made the right decision. The Charle and Hamilton
location was very dangerous. I think we are all aware how irresponsible
children can be, and this is a high-traffic area.
Riding skateboards across Harbor Boulevard would have created needless
tragedy in the lives of many. A less urban area of the city would be much
Kudos to Chris Steel and Karen Robinson especially, since they were at
least partially elected because of their stance on this issue.
A truly wise and visionary vote.
A perfect site for a Costa Mesa skate park? Not possible without
reassessing the type of skate park Costa Mesa would accept.
No one wants a 10,000-square-foot park in their neighborhood. Scale
down the plans and put smaller parks throughout Costa Mesa. Currently,
skateboarding is prohibited in city parks.
Instead, you see skaters in the streets, on school grounds, on
business properties or maybe even on your brick planter. We need safe,
miniature skate parks in many neighborhoods and should even include areas
for scooters, which have become equally popular.
All neighborhoods should be expected and willing to accept smaller
parks for their own neighborhood kids.
As for the advanced skaters who are disappointed in the City Council's
recent decision, the idea of a huge, multiskilled skate park just does
not work in Costa Mesa.
Fortunately, there are commercial facilities and parks in other cities
you can turn to. Thank you, City Council, for putting the safety of our
kids first. It is time now to look seriously at what would work in Costa
Mesa. Lessen the impact, choose safe locations and be prepared to stand
up to those who refuse reasonable facilities in their area.