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Slowly but surely, Solana Beach’s skatepark is taking shape

Slowly but surely, Solana Beach’s skatepark is taking shape

Solana Beach’s decade-old effort to build a skatepark in La Colonia Park took an incremental step last week as the city council gave engineers the go-ahead to prepare construction documents that will nail down the precise specs for the 6,000-square-foot facility.

And with the project still facing a $270,000 shortfall, the council also gave its fundraising campaign a boost by agreeing to offer donor tiles.

At the council’s Sept. 27 meeting, Site Design Group — a Carlsbad-based firm that designed the Encinitas and Carmel Valley skateparks — walked council members through a linear, plaza-style layout that will allow more skaters to use the park at once. The design is a hybrid...

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