July 1, 2011

La Sierra Skate Park to Stay Open

It was widely anticipated that the Carmichael Recreation and Park District was going to shut down the La Sierra Skate Park because of “extreme budget constraints.” For now, that’s not happening.

“As far as I can tell, we’ve raised enough money to keep us open until the end of the summer,” skate park manager Bob Kerr said. “Now we’re just buying more time to hopefully buy more time.

Kerr, who’s a longtime skater, said they raised “around $5,000” to keep the skate park open for the summer. Built in 2002, the skate park has been a place for skaters to ride for free at a designated area and off the streets. He said he thinks it would be a bad idea if the park ever shut down.

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