By Mary O’KEEFE
A soft opening is planned for the Crescenta Valley Park skate park either the end of this week or early next week. The grand opening had been planned for June 22 but was postponed due to an unavoidable issue with scheduling. The Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Dept. is working on the last few items that need to be completed for the CV skate park to open.
The soft opening will allow skaters access to the park without the fanfare of the grand opening, which will take place in the future.
There have been some skaters who have jumped the construction fencing that encircles the skate park. L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. responded to the park and there have been several witnesses who said they have seen eager skaters in the park. At one point a skater/skaters left wax on some of the equipment prior to the completion of the area causing some issues, including staining. That damage is being repaired.
It is the hope of L.A. County Parks and Rec and those from the Fire House youth center (it was teens from the Fire House who founded and shepherded the skate park) that skaters will wait for just a few more days for their locally-inspired skate park to open.