Say Goodbye To The Alga Norte Skatepark

by The Editors on November 20, 2008

110P-TmThanks to some proposed budget cutting by the City of Carlsbad the Alga Norte Skateboard Park and Swim complex may be put off until 2014 in a plan that includes trimming as much as $4.5 million, according to Barbara Henry story in the North County Times.

The proposed spending reductions will be submitted to the City Council in January as the city begins its process of putting together next year’s budget, Elliott said. . . . Among other things, the city may stop filling vacant positions and hold off on new equipment purchases. It also might delay the long-sought Alga Norte swim complex. Instead of opening in 2012, that complex might not open until 2014, Elliott said. A new city public works center and renovations at the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park also may be postponed.

Equipment purchase and hiring freezes are fine, but let’s not stall out on Alga Norte. This city needs a respectable skateboard park and it would be nice if today’s kids could get in there before they’re not kids anymore.

[Link: San Diego Union-Tribune and North County Times]

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Patrick Emerick November 21, 2008 at 6:42 pm

As Oceanside builds three new skateparks and Carmel Valley cuts the ribbon on a new park, Carlsbad will close it’s only park and provide nothing to replace it. This from a city known as one of the epicenters of the skate industry and culture. At least we have a $60 million dollar golf course.

Green December 24, 2008 at 2:30 am

A good surprise is that Keith Blackburn has mentioned Alga Norte twice in as many weeks: after being sworn in, he said Alga Norte was a top priority and later when the council authorized the extra $ for the golf course, he lamented that it could’ve gone toward Alga Norte.

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