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Skatepark workshop 2

Local skaters, from left, Tim Krauk, Isaiah Renteria, Wyatt Russell pointing, and Wyatt Maddy, seated, discuss elements they would like to see included in the Nipomo skatepark during a visioning workshop held in November at the Nipomo Library. A second workshop will be held Tuesday. 

Contributed photo by Tom Slater

San Luis Obispo County officials will host another public workshop on the skatepark proposed for the Nipomo Community Park, giving locals a chance to offer design ideas. 

The workshop is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Nipomo Community Library, 918 W. Tefft St. The last workshop was held in November and drew a crowd of over 60. 

Kanten Russell, designer and former professional skateboarder, will facilitate the design visioning workshop on behalf of Stantec, the architectural firm awarded the contract to design the park.

Kanten will evaluate the common features sought by local skaters and use that input to customize the park. The features will accommodate all skill levels. 

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The 10,000-square-foot skatepark, which is part of the board-approved Nipomo Park Master Plan, will be built at the intersection of Orchard Road and Tefft Street, adjacent to the Nipomo Library and directly above the dog park. The terrain style will include both streetscape and transition (vertical bowls). The project also will include a small parking lot and bathroom to minimize impacts on the nearby library. 

The skatepark's design is slated to be finished by April, funded with $150,000 approved by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors. After the design phase is complete, county officials will return to the board to ask for additional funding for project construction. 

For project updates, visit the Nipomo Skate Park Group on Facebook.