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Filner Promises To Help City Heights Build Skate Park

Peter Whitley, who CURRENTLY works as programs director at The Tony Hawk Foundation said: "If you budget in preliminarily at $40 per square foot, you are going to
end up with a pretty kick-ass skate park" (that would put
the total budget at around $408,000 for 10,200 square feet -- depending on the final site chosen.)

Why are Scott Reese's quotes still in this story?

December 10, 2012 at 5:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Filner Promises To Help City Heights Build Skate Park

The head of the Tony Hawk foundation had some great comments re: the price of a skatepark:
"On average, skateparks cost about $40 per square foot to design and build. This figure can fluctuate quite a bit depending on regional and project characteristics. Prevailing wage, design-build allowance, site conditions, scale, and terrain design are a few of the major cost factors.

With nearly a decade of experience studying skatepark development, I have never heard of a skatepark costing more than 5-million dollars.

My fear is that Scott Reese's comment is establishing a position of resistance before fully exploring the need and the opportunities. A skatepark in Mid-City IS important and deserves a full investigation. Exaggerating the obstacles—whether by design or accident—is a grave disservice to the community's youth."

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/sep/10/...

December 10, 2012 at 2:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

How To Get A Skatepark In City Heights

In case you missed Peter Whitley's comment on the last skatepark story, they are worth repeating here. Whitley is the program director at the Tony Hawk Foundation. It has been involved in the construction of more than 400 skateparks.

"On average, skateparks cost about $40 per square foot to design and build," Whitley said.

That is a significantly lower figure than the number the assistant director for parks and recreation was quoted as saying in this story.

Read all of Whitley's comment here: http://www.kpbs.org/users/PeterWhitle...

@MaureenCavanaugh Whitley would make a great guest for your show. Contact me and I will send your his contact information.

And keep up to date on the skatepark and all of Mid-City CAN's activities:
http://midcitycan.org/mid-city-can-blog
http://midcitycan.org/join-our-email-...
facebook.com/MidCityCAN
@midcitycan

September 19, 2012 at 11:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

How To Get A Skatepark In City Heights

In case you missed Peter Whitley's comment on the last skatepark story they are worth repeating here. Whitley is the program director at the Tony Hawk Foundation. It has been involved in the construction of more than 400 skateparks.

"On average, skateparks cost about $40 per square foot to design and build," Whitley said.

That is a significantly lower and figure than the number the assistant director for parks and recreation was quoted as saying in this story.

Read all of Whitley's comment here: http://www.kpbs.org/users/PeterWhitle...

@MaureenCavanaugh Whitley would make a great guest for your show. Contact me and I will send your his contact information.

And keep up to date on the skatepark and all of Mid-City CAN's activities:
http://midcitycan.org/mid-city-can-blog
http://midcitycan.org/join-our-email-...
facebook.com/MidCityCAN
@midcitycan

September 19, 2012 at 11:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Heights Looks For A Place To Skate

I talked to Scott Reese, assistant director of parks and recreation for the City of San Diego, on Tuesday morning. He clarified that $5.5 million was for large-scale projects that include things like buildings for staff and large-scale restroom facilities. He said small skate plazas start at $250,000. That's much more in line with the figures the City Council, Mid-City CAN Youth Council and the Mid-City Skatepark Advocacy Group have talked about. -Adam

Keep up to date on the skatepark and all of Mid-City CAN's activities:
http://midcitycan.org/mid-city-can-blog
http://midcitycan.org/join-our-email-...
facebook.com/MidCityCAN
@midcitycan

September 13, 2012 at 5:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Parents Opting Out Of Immunizations

Great job, Iddo Gelle, co-chair of the Mid-City CAN School Attendance Momentum Team, on the radio today. She talked about why Crawford Educational Cluster needs a free mobile clinic to provide TDAP immunizations to students. Students need to be immunized or have a waiver to avoid missing classes and falling behind at school -- and costing their school funding.

Find out more about the work that the Mid-City CAN School Attendance Momentum Team is doing here: http://midcitycan.org/momentum/school...

August 18, 2011 at 12:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )