LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Councilman Curren Price and the Department of Recreation and Parks will host South-Central community members today for food, music and prizes to celebrate the opening of a skate park at the Trinity Recreation Center.
``One of my office's top priorities is to continue to invest in our local parks, which bring much joy to families and help keep communities fit and healthy,'' said Price said. ``Since coming into office we have now successfully opened our second skate park in District 9. Trinity Skate Park will serve as a place where families and youth will be able to come together and enjoy what their community has to offer* in their own backyard!''
The 11 a.m. grand opening is open to the public and will include free food, music, skate demonstrations and a raffle where people can win skateboards, helmets and Beats by Dre.
The 3,000 square foot skate park is set up with ramps and rails to include all levels of skaters, and the park underwent general improvements, including benches, security lighting, new turf, landscape upgrades, a sustainable irrigation system, a new hydration station and 13 trees for shade.
``This facility serves as an anchor and gathering place for the community, and this skate park gives youth a place to meet with people who have the same interest,'' said Mike Shull, general manager for the Department of Recreation and Parks. ``We hope that this amenity allows athletes to grow in the sport and begin anticipating the arrival of the 2028 Olympic games coming to L.A.''
The skate park is located on the south side of the recreation center, adjacent to East 25th Street. It is the 29th skate park managed by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.