Friday, March 6, 2009

Tucson south downtown skate park progressing

TUCSON -- The Santa Rita Park skate park is under construction and seems to be nearing completion.

I hope this project succeeds, and other good plans for the park move forward.

I've been told the skate park will be named after the late Albert Gallego, as we requested.

4 comments: said...

The BMX community is organizing a peaceful protest of the new Santa Rita Skate Park during its opening ceremony this Saturday at 10:00 am.

In addition to the now hundreds of BMX supporters planning to attend the protest, we are prepared to use whatever legal means are necessary to achieve fair treatment for BMX riders.

This issue has been brought to the attention of Parks and Rec and City of Tucson before and during construction. During the initial process of this project there was ample opportunity and resources(funding) available to design this park for multiple use purposes. The City chose not to for whatever reasons. They have also chose to ignore the voices of the BMX public.

DRP said...

I haven't looked at this in detail, but seems there could be some time allowed at the park for bikes.

Ian Abbott said...

Thank you. It's good to know people are listening and care to explore possibilities.

This collaboration with bikes and skateboards has been tried with success at Conti Skate park in Marana. Recently they have removed all boundaries and allow both bike and skate boards all the time.

Anonymous said...

not all boundaries... freestyle Scooter riders still are not allowed there...
probablly think its dumb and not a sport... check out a vid