Hemet skate park takes a step closer to reality with grant application submitted

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The Hemet City Council continues its pursuit of creating a skate park on the north end of Hemet’s Gibbel Park at Florida Avenue and Kirby Street, approving two resolutions moving to project forward at the Sept. 8 council meeting. Valley News/Tony Ault photo
The Hemet City Council approved two resolutions to bring a skate park to the community during its Sept. 8, meeting. The skate park has been long sought by city skateboarders and was spearheaded by former city councilmember Bonnie Wright. In 2018, at the public’s request, the city council approved a feasibility study with Stantec Consulting to work directly with community members to understand their vision for the skate park plaza proposed in the north end of Gibbel Park. The city council approved an allocation of $68,500 to complete the community outreach process, finalize the skate plaza design scheme and develop detailed construction drawings. The council also approved the city’s application for grant funding to fund the entire project. “We are grateful for the community
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