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Chico, Calif.—Chico Area Recreation and Park District (CARD) in partnership with citizen group Chico Skatepark Solutions is hosting a Grand Re-Opening for Humboldt Skate Park.
The event will be on Saturday May 12th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
courtesy of CARD
courtesy of CARD
The event will include a skateboarding competition, a clinic for youth, and demonstrations by skaters of various ages.
The event will also feature a raffle, multiple live bands, and local vendors whose support helped complete the skate parks’ upgrades.
Chico Skatepark Solutions is a collective of teachers, administrators, creatives, and other skating advocates.
As a group they petitioned CARD in 2016 to revamp the skate park.
Ove the last two years, Chico Skatepark Solutions led a grassroots movement that raised $80,000 to go toward the skate park.
CARD completed the upgrades this Spring including, a bigger bowl, new street features, enhanced existing features, a colorful mural on the restroom building, and select landscaping.
Admission to the Grand Re-Opening is free.
The competition carries an entry fee of $10 per person.
The day’s schedule is as follows. Please note that this is tentative and subject to change.
• 9 a.m.–10 a.m.—Registration for competition participants ($10/person) and free skate
• 10–10:30 a.m.—Free clinic featuring local skateboard makers Parttime Skateboards whose founders lead CARD’s summer skateboarding camp
• 11–11:15 a.m.—Demonstration for youth skateboarders
• 11:30–11:45 a.m.—Demonstration for adult skateboarders
• 12–5:00 p.m.—Three competition categories, each lasting approximately 90 minutes
1. Ages 15 and under, utilizing the entire skate park
2. Ages 16 and over, utilizing the entire skate park
3. All ages, bowl only
You can access the Grand Re-Opening event on their website.