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La Colonia Skatepark gets ready to roll

Solana Beach’s new La Colonia Skatepark will celebrate a grand opening celebration on Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event will feature a pro-skater exhibition and demo, giveaways, live music and free food.

California Skateparks built the new 5,500-square-foot park that was designed by VDLA Landscape Architects and Site Design Group, the group that also designed the Encinitas and Carmel Valley parks.

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The new skatepark in La Colonia Park. Karen Billing

La Colonia includes features such as a bowl pocket, three-stair with rails, China bank, stamped-brick quarter-pipe, a pole jam and a four-stair with hubba ledges. A mosaic art installation along one wavy wall reads “Skate” and a solar windmill provides wifi and a power source for people to charge their devices.

The project also includes a scaled-down, full-size basketball court inspired by “The Cage” in New York City, a landmark of urban basketball.

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