Skategarden Park includes a skate park and community garden, and is located on Laguna Park Way across from The Barlow. It was built in 2008 and contains a 15,000 square foot state-of- the-art skate structure and 23 community garden plots. There is also an ‘art wall’ where anyone can paint, and which changes on a weekly basis.
The City has purchased an adjacent half-acre site for expansion of the Skategarden Park and is currently engaged in a process to update and reduce costs for the expansion project design. Construction is planned for summer 2015.
There are ongoing maintenance issues with the existing park. Some of the original irrigation system failed, resulting in the loss of a substantial amount of the original landscaping and poor growth by some remaining plants; also some landscaping, particularly between the main pathway and skate structure, did not survive due to high foot traffic. Efforts should be made to repair irrigation systems and to plant durable replacement landscaping. Due to restrictions on use of leaf blowers, debris removal in the skate structure and pathways is sometimes an issue. While graffiti has not been a major issue, pathways, boulders, signs and pathways are sometimes marked, creating an ongoing maintenance need. Several custom-artist-designed benches and tables had their tops destroyed by vandals; new tops are needed.