SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The city of San Diego received a $4.46 million state grant to build skate parks in Linda Vista and City Heights, Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Councilman Scott Sherman announced Wednesday.
The skate parks will be built at Linda Vista Community Park on Levant Street and at ?Park de la Cruz? on Landis Street. The funding comes from the state Department of Housing and Community Development.
"The approval of grant funds for a new skate park in Linda Vista is great news for our community," Sherman said. "I deeply appreciate the hard work of the Linda Vista Recreation Council, the Linda Vista Community Planning Group, the Tony Hawk Foundation and the local skating community spearheaded by Chris Limon for helping make this happen."
The Tony Hawk Foundation is contributing an additional $40,000 toward construction of the skate park in Linda Vista, Sherman said.
City officials now plan to seek design ideas from residents, Sherman said.
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