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Lakewood Skatepark Phase II

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Lakewood Park is an iconic location in Lakewood, and one of the first parts people see is the skatepark. It’s something most Lakewood citizens instantly recognize, although that is soon to change. 

Starting in 2014, the city of Lakewood has been renovating many of the parks and public spaces throughout the city, most recently renovating Foster Pool, which opened in the summer of last year. The next step in Lakewood’s park renovation plan is to update Lakewood Park’s skatepark, with a community meeting being held on Jan. 23. 

California Skateparks will be behind the production of Phase II. They have years of experience building skateparks; most notably, they built the courses for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. 

The main goals of Phase II are to attract a more diverse community of people, maintain the costs and improve the look of Lakewood Park. Phase II is planned to open in the spring of 2024 with an increased skating area. 

This renovation will also add multiple new additions to the skatepark. Some of these new additions include a bowl on the north side of the park and a spectator area on the south side. Covers will be added over the spectator area and the bowl. Also planned are new wide and mini quarter pipes. 

We asked senior Rowan Brown what he thinks about the renovations, and he says “It looks pretty similar, I think it’s fine though, I like the part with the roof.” Make sure to check out the new skatepark this spring!

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