Skatepark PV, the nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a stakeboard park on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, is still looking for a suitable location for the park, according to an article in the Palos Verdes Peninsula News.
The organization was ready to begin construction on a new skate plaza at Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates last summer, but soil tests determined that the area reserved for the skate park was unsuitable to build on due to high levels of methane. Mitigating the risks would be too expensive, according to the newspaper.
Skatepark PV founder Ellen November told the local newspaper that the group said the current basketball court, which sits on bedrock, would be suitable as a skate plaza; however, this would have required converting "one of the eight tennis courts into a dual-purpose court with portable basketball nets" or converting a handball court to a half-size basketball court.
A proposal in Rancho Palos Verdes to build a skate park at Hesse Park was opposed by residents, and Palos Verdes Estates only allows for passive parks.
"This is the only sport that doesn’t have a proper venue," November told the Palos Verdes Peninsula News. "We’re trying to keep kids out of harm’s way."
- Full story: Skate Park Continues to Look for New Location [Palos Verdes Peninsula News]