Skateboarding

Solana Beach skatepark secures long-sought funding

Solana Beach skatepark secures long-sought funding

Solana Beach has at last landed one of its most elusive tricks of the past decade: a funding plan for building the La Colonia Skatepark.

The city council last week approved a $940,000 bid—part of a nearly $1.1 million funding package—to build the 6,000-square-foot skateboarding facility in the northwest corner of La Colonia Park, voting unanimously to cover a $452,000 shortfall by using nearly all of a budget surplus set aside last year for future capital projects.

Officials have not specified a new timeline for the project, but the contract calls for a nine-month construction window and envisions the skatepark being in operation by Memorial Day weekend of next...

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