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Santa Maria skate park undergoing renovations

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Posted at 3:51 PM, Mar 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-25 22:22:26-04

A Santa Maria skate park is undergoing renovations.

The area at Fletcher Park off College Drive is only a concrete slab right now. City workers have removed the ramps, half pipes and even the fence.

City officials says the ramps are being inspected for wear and tear since they’re used to much and add that they’ll be working with local skaters to reset the course in a new fashion. New ramps may also be put in.

Work is also underway on the restrooms and basketball court.

The City hopes to have the work completed mid-summer.

Shortly after the start of the pandemic, wood chips were placed at the skate park to deter use.

The park was closed temporarily due to social distancing measures at the time but vandals cut open the fence in order to gain use of the skate park. Graffiti was also found on some of the ramps.