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Park idea has drawbacks

Park idea has drawbacks

The skateboard park concept has “commercial interests” written all over it. Someone is going to profit from the construction and promotion, and those who pay will be local residents (through degradation of quality of life) and quite probably taxpayers (as the realities of maintenance, liability and collateral damage begin to manifest themselves). And of course the children, parents, tennis players, basketball players, soccer players and ordinary citizens who enjoy the Rec Center area in its current (longtime) configuration.

On the other side, we have “Forget the sculptures, bring in the skate park,” a perfect snapshot of the mentality of at least one supporter. What’s next: dirt bike motocross racing on Mount Soledad?

Winston Davis

La Jolla

Is skate park worth it?

The lack of respect for public property is clearly illustrated in the photo of guys grinding rail slides at Bird Rock Elementary on page A6 of the Feb. 11 edition. These types of rail slides rapidly remove the finish of whatever bench/

rail/wall the skaters pick. We have a skate park in Clairemont and Ocean Beach; is saving parents the short drive (or the kids an easy bus ride) worth the use of this property? I have been to both and they are also surrounded by stickers and tags. Take a look before you decide and ask yourself if you really want that here.

Chris Cott

La Jolla