First Redondo Beach public skate park(s) get final nod
by Garth Meyer
After a four-year process, Redondo will get its first public skate park — and a second one — following city approval of construction funds Tuesday night.
The two facilities, to be built for no more than $140,000, at Perry Park and at Pad 10 at the Harbor, may be in use as soon as next May, pending supply chain issues for contractor Spohn Ranch Skate Parks of Los Angeles.
“They are very capable, and one of the big-hitters in Southern California,” said Andy Winje, Redondo Beach city engineer.
Spohn Ranch built the popular Manhattan Beach skate park, which opened in March 2017.
The effort to build a facility for Redondo began the same year, first focused on the centrally-located Dominguez Park. The spot proved too expensive, though, because it would have required construction on landfill-ground.
Eventually, two parks in separate locations were decided upon.
“The kids will be happy, and much safer at that,” said city councilmember Nils Nehrenheim.
The Pad 10 park, to go in at a long-vacant pad across from the International Boardwalk, may incorporate the existing back wall of a separate walkway.
Budget is $110,000 for the Harbor park and $30,000 for a smaller course at Perry Park.
The L.A. Kings Foundation donated $25,000 to each. ER
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