Proposed Skate Park Project
As part of the FY22/23 Capital Improvement Program (CIP), the City Council approved seed funding for a Skatepark Park Project. This multi-year project aims to, ultimately, construct a 10,000 SF skate park suitable for all ages, users and multiply types of non-motorized wheeled riding. The $158,000 of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding was allocated to the project. This seed funding will allow for the skate park site assessment and preliminary design.
Learn more about the benefits of skateparks, the project process and next steps below.
COMING SOON: The City will be releasing a community survey to gather feedback on potential locations for the proposed skatepark. Sign up for notifications (above) or check back soon for the survey link!
Skateparks provide an amazing physical, mental, and social outlet and can support a vast range of ages and activities all in one place. Skateparks are an inclusive environment to be enjoyed by skateboarders, inline skaters, roller skaters, scooter riders, BMX, and Wheelchair Motocross (WCMX).
Skateparks are unique in that they provide personal development opportunities for young
people, including physical strengthening, mental stimulus, and social growth all through shared experiences. A high-quality skatepark offers physical challenges through professionally designed graduated obstacles that provide different recreational experiences for various age groups; children grow and develop via self-advancement and skill-building. Skateparks also provide a creative outlet for riders to explore board/wheel sports in a safe and encouraging atmosphere, and the cost to participate is meager compared to other sports.
• Skateparks are community spaces for park users and spectators alike that provide a positive environment for kids to build friendships outside of school, learn from others, and have fun!
• They are concrete playgrounds that contribute an exciting and creative physical and social outlet that appeal to many, but specifically our older youth.
• The low cost of participating in board and wheel sports and flexible schedule improves the opportunity for our youth to be active and engaged with the community in Pacific Grove. Many families pay for sports programs in other cities. A skatepark provides an accessible alternative that can alleviate the financial stress and time commitment some families feel associated with traveling for sports.
• Skatepark users are repeat customers, often visiting a skatepark for several hours, multiple times a week.
• Skateparks are proven to develop eye-foot coordination, stamina, resilience, and balance while simultaneously teaching self-discipline and confidence.
• Adding a skatepark to an existing park will add an interesting and exciting recreation opportunity for community youth and encourage overall park use while motivating Pacific Grove families to use our public spaces TOGETHER.
• The professional design and build of a smooth concrete skatepark will provide safe obstacles for different skill levels and will reduce street skating in unwanted or unsanctioned areas.
- Identify Location
- Site Assessment - COMPLETE
- At their August 25, 2022, the Recreation Board recommended that Staff begin the public outreach process
- Public Outreach - UNDERWAY
- The Public Works Department will be releasing a public survey in the near future. SIGN UP FOR NOTIFICATIONS to received an email/text when the survey is published.
- Results of location scoring, and public outreach are taken to the City Council for review and approval of a proposed location (Following Completion of 1b).
- Site Assessment - COMPLETE
- Retain Engineer
- Draft and release a request for proposals/qualifications for a skatepark designer (anticipated to be 10-15% of the total project costs).
- Determine Scope of Project & Design
- Discussions regarding size, material type and layout will occur.
- City staff and the Recreation Board subcommittee will work jointly to gather feedback, perform public outreach efforts, discuss and present information to the Recreation Board, followed by the City Council
- Secure Construction Funding
- Various construction funding sources will be explored including public donations, grant writing, etc.
- Permitting & Environmental Review Process
- Embark upon environmental review and secure requisite permits and approvals including CEQA, Coastal Development Permit (if proposed location is within the Costal Zone). Please note this is not an exhaustive list, and additional permits may be required depending on location and scope of project.
The skate park project will entail robust public outreach efforts. Below is a recap of the public outreach and input opportunities to date: