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Linda Vista gets $3 million for new skate park

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The Linda Vista community was presented with a $3 million check Thursday to build a new skate park and make upgrades to the Linda Vista Community Park, San Diego City Councilman Scott Sherman announced.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Councilwoman Marti Emerald were on hand along with Sherman to present the check, a $4.46 million grant from the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development, Sherman said.

The remaining $1.46 million will be used to fund a skate park in City Heights.

The skate park will be built in the Linda Vista Community Park that is surrounded by affordable and lower income housing, Sherman said. The park will serve residents in those communities and all of San Diego County.

"This is a great day for the Linda Vista community and the City of San Diego," Sherman said. "I am looking forward to getting into the community and hearing residents' ideas on how they would like their park to look."

A funding request for the park began about a year ago when Sherman, councilwoman Lori Zapf and then-councilman Faulconer sent a memo to the Parks and Recreation Department, urging it to seek a grant for the skate park from the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

"At long last, Linda Vista and City Heights will have skate parks," Faulconer said. "As mayor, I can say this is great news for our community. As a father, I can say this will be a benefit to San Diego families."

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