Spurred by growing frustration with skateboard park delays, the City Council last week pushed staff to make solid recommendations for a location for the facility.
Plans had been underway this year to build a 10,000-square-foot skateboard park at Lions Park at the corner of 18th Street and Park Avenue. But in May, residents pleaded with the council to reconsider the location because of the loss of green space.
Councilwoman Libby Cowan initiated the motion asking staff to come back by the second council meeting in November with the recommendations. She also asked staff to start discussions with the Newport-Mesa Unified School District for possible skateboard sites at middle and high schools.