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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Etnies skatepark is getting an expansion

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The nearly 16,000-square-foot expansion of Etnies Skatepark in Lake Forest, California is another step closer to breaking ground. Lake Forest City Council gave in August the go-ahead to start the bid process, construction is expected to begin in late December and is scheduled for completion in spring 2011. The expansion will make the skate park about 60,000 square feet, one of the largest in the world.

Among the expansion highlights are:

•  Recreate the famous China Banks from San Francisco's China Town using a similar brick-stamped bank.
•  Build a mini-bowl – 3-1/2 feet deep – ideal for beginning riders to practice.
•  Erect a street run with a six-stair pier that ends with a rooftop hit, a feature similar to that found at the first Maloof Money Cup.

The City council voted 4-0 to pay an extra $133, 460 for the street run, an area that replicates skating on city streets. City staff had recommended removing this feature from the original design because of added cost. With the street run, the total cost is $912,640.

"It's kind of like the icing on the cake," Herzog said of the street feature. "It rounds it out and completes it. It's fortunate we are in a fiscal position where we can move forward with this project."

Tedder Stone is the original pool coping designed and poured specifically for skateboard park construction. Tedder Stone is considered the highest quality coping by construction companies and professional skateboarders. Tedder Stone's special mix makes the coping grind better and last longer than all others.

To see more details of the expansion, visit Etnies Skatepark...


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posted by Xavier Lannes @ Tuesday, November 23, 2010 


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