The City will hold the first Public Design Meeting to give community members the opportunity to give input and see designs for Malibu’s temporary skate park on Wednesday, January 22 at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

“I hope that all of Malibu’s skating enthusiasts and the parents of kids who skate, or hope to learn, will attend the meeting and help ensure that the temporary skate park is the best fit for the community,” Mayor Karen Farrer said.

Local youth, parents and adult skate enthusiasts are invited to attend the meeting and provide input about the layout and equipment options for the temporary skate park. The meeting will be led by American Ramp Company, the City’s selected design consultant for the project.

Certain design elements for the temporary skate park such as the equipment, material and the skate park’s main feature, were previously reviewed by the City Council based on input received through a community survey conducted in October 2019. The results indicated that a majority of those surveyed preferred a mini-bowl as the main feature and equipment constructed from wood, concrete and SkateLite.

In 2019, the City Council approved the use of the Crummer/Case property adjacent to Malibu Bluffs Park as the location for a temporary skate park, and authorized staff to release a request for proposals (RFP) for design services for a 12,500 square-foot permanent skate park on the same property.

On November 12, 2019, the City Council reviewed the RFP for design services for a permanent skate park and authorized staff to begin the process for selecting a design consultant. The temporary skate park is expected to open on the west portion of the property in May 2020 while a permanent skate park is being designed and built on the east portion of the property.

For more information about the skate park project, including renderings and plans, visit the project web page at www.MalibuCity.org/SkatePark.

Submitted by Matt Myerhoff

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