Skateboard Park Wanted in Menifee

We received the following e-mail from someone wanted a skateboard park in Menifee...

We need a concrete skateboard park in Menifee soon!!!!! There is nowhere for all the kids I see skateboarding to ride legally... Perris fairgrounds and Murrieta skatepark are lame designs and to far for the kids to get there.
Maybe someone from Audie Murphy Ranch can put in over there. I understand there's supposed to be a regional park planned there.




51 Comments:

  1. This has been an ongoing topic for years here in Menifee. The issue has been brought up to the Valley Wide Recreation Dept (Menifee) and although they felt it was needed, the idea of a Skate Park scared off many residents because of what they deemed "undesirables" in the type of kids it would attract.
    I disagree and I am a Mom of 3 boys who have loved to skate board for the past 10 years. These kids have had numerous "S.B" parks available (Calvary Church/Ollie House) that were great, but have since closed up. I think liability is a huge issue as well.
    People need to realize that this is not a "Fad". Skateboarding has been around for many,many years. Like all things, yes there can be bad elements, but for the most part, these kids just want a place to practice their sport.
    I hope that somehow we can make this happen for the kids.

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  2. No thanks to a skate park in Menifee. Honestly, the kids that I see around Menifee that "skateboard" are dressed in black and look dirty. Sorry. I would never want my son to be a part of that.

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  3. I think it is so funny how the "generation gap" works !!! Dressed in black ?? Oh my.....look around....most teenage boys dress in black.....it's just their style, it doesn't mean they are dirty or bad kids.
    Believe it or not, not all skateboarders are bad!!!! With proper supervision, a skate park could be a good thing for Menifee.

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  4. First of all, not all skaters dress in black. I'm a parent and I love to dress in black on some occasions. We can't judge people by what they wear or what they do. One of my children skates. He is a good student! I've observed him skate on several occasions and he seems very happy when he skates. I agree, "With proper supervision, a skate part could be a good thing for Menifee."

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  5. A skate park would be a nice thing to have in menifee...Oh and I do like to dress in black aswell...=0

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  6. Yeah, let's focus on the handful of kids who skateboard and ignore the thousands who do not. What about a sports park for everyone. What about a park that caters to many sports.

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  7. Funny how someone tries to express thier opinion and suddenly they are wrong. Opinions are just that.
    No right, no wrong, just an expression of how an individual perceives things around them.
    The first email that was posted even says the kids have no where to legally ride their skateboards. So let me correct myself.

    Not only are the kids that skateboard around Menifee dressed in black, they look dirty, and they are skateboarding ILLEGALLY.

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  8. A skatepark is a brilliant idea! I am Principal of a school and would like to suggest we think about our kids for once! I am so tired of adults (those who know best) making decisions that are more for them than the benefit of the kids in our world. The more we provide for our kids to stay out of trouble, the more we promote their success in something. Skateboarding is NOT a bad thing. It is a sport and kids deserve the opportunity to have a place to be active and fit. Menifee is not exactly a metropolis---let's give our kids something. Afterall, we adults moved our families out here with nothing to do. With nothing to do and time on their hands, trouble will soon arrive. Then we must ask ourselves, "Is a skatepark really that bad." If we believe kids will be bad, then guess what--they will! I think it is time we as adults take responsibility for kids being successful---stop thinking about ourselves and be advocates for our kids, our future!!!! We don't want to be the grumpy adults we saw as kids!!! And remember---think about when you were a kid!

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  9. Yes. The principle is right. Sports are great for kids and many kids around here choose skateboarding as their sport.

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  10. From my personal experience, I have noticed that the kids that gather at skateparks are usually pretty good kids, and most of the time, they are being brought there by there parents.

    I have a 6 year old son who has shown an apptitude for skating, I myself have never been a skater and find it hard to teach him the basics of skating, however bringing him to a skatepark has allowed him to network with other kids and get a better understanding of how to improve on his skillset.

    If you dont allow them to skate in a legal supportive environment, they will just make their own skatepark out of your local shopping center, tainting their own reputation and perpetuating this idea that 'kids with skateboards dressed in black must all be hooligans'

    I would challenge you to go to an existing skatepark and show me an example of one person who is being disrespectful or inconsiderate of others when there, it would seem they become more social and supportive of their peers, aren't these good qualities we should hope to instill in youth?

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  12. I think a skate park would be a great idea. Add it to a new sports complex that we need badly. My kids wear lots of black and skateboard. They are also honor roll students and they play youth sports. We have been to Real Ride Skate Park in Perris many times. I have yet to see bad behavior. I think more people should wear black, it makes you look thinner.

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  13. I agree with alot of the others!
    Skating is a normal sport and Noone likes to see teenagers sketing around in the neighborhood so a skatepark would be a great idea!
    It is a sport like any other one!

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  14. There are no people who never were black! big deal black is just a color

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  15. im a 14 yr. old kid i love to skate i dress in black alot of the time so what im not dirty or trouble. everybodey post signs saying no "skate boarding" well if there is no where to skate at all we have to skate somewhere cal oaks an murrieta skate parks are to far. most of are parents are bussy and cant take us. theres places like wheatfeild and other empty lots where they can build skate parks. Wheatfeild has tennis courts nobodey uses because there always locked, put a skate park there. and for all the empty lots , the econemy is going down the tubes and we dont need more houses no one can buy them anyway know.

    please someone help us kids out. =]

    P.S. who ever posted the second comment dont be a hippoctrit

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  16. i think it would be great.. to have as many things for kids to do in our surrounding communities. i work at active in temecula.Ive skated for over ten years. And have rode for active the last three. I may be dirty and love to wear black. but thats my choice. i will agree it will bring some bad crowds. but if you raised your lilttle children well then you have nothing to worry about. let them make the right choices.

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  17. I agree with just about everybody here, except for the black clothes disliker. Kudos also to the 14 year old for speaking your opinion! My son has been skateboarding since he was pre-teen, and I have had to drive him all over the Inland Empire to skate "legally". He is now almost 18, and nothing has improved. He just got hassled by the police again last week at Walgreens in Sun City, for having his skateboard next to him while he was sitting on the bench, changing his shoelace. I had just purchased the shoelaces 5 minutes prior in Walgreens! He hadn't even ridden the skateboard yet. You should see the way some of the deputies treat our kids. I did! The kids get hassled constantly, almost daily! Where are they supposed to go? I definitely think Wheatfield Park would be a great place for a skatepark.

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  18. thank u to the person above i was think about the liabilty situation and i was wondering if it would be possible to see if a componey like active or zumiez could sponser the idea and help with insurence costs.

    i dont know if this is a good or bad idea just a thought.

    thank u,
    the 14 yr. old kid in black

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  19. I would just love to see the skaters leave my neighborhood. They are loud, rude, disrespectful and have foul mouths and when asked to move it somewhere else they dont. I've had one boy lie down in front of my car and tell ME to move out of HIS way. So I would LOVE to see a skate park go up just to get rid of these nuisances.

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  20. hey its the 14yr old again to the person above not all skaters r bad all kids get in to trouble im a skater i can be loud around freinds i appreciate you stateing your opinion as i state mine but you cant say you have never broken a rule or done something bad. all i ask as when your talking about one group of kids being trouble dont point at skateboarders

    thank you
    kid in need of a skatepark

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  21. a skatepark would be cool
    but bikes and scooters should be allowed because scooter and bikes out number skateboards in menifee

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  22. My son and I frequent skateparks in Murrieta and Perris and I would love one to open up here in Menifee. The kids I come across at these facilities are doing something they enjoy and are hanging out a place where they can be themselves and are accepted. Too many people don't want to bothered by this "sport" so these people would oppose such a thing and my suggestions is simply, "Don't Go". My son is a 4.0 student and very well behaved. If wants to wear black, grow out his hair, and ride....then that is fine with me. There are worse things.

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  23. to the lady that hates kids skateboarding in your neighborhood. I hope i find where you live so i can wallride your garage. you have nothing better to do but to complain. get a life or a hobby.

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  24. 14yr old aaaaaagain so i agree with the bike and scooter thing that woul be a great thing. i also understand that kids who sell drugs and do other bad things do tend to hang out at skateparks but i always see cops around menifee
    and i know cops who are my neighbors that would be completely willing to patrol the skate park once and a wile

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  25. 14yr old aaaaaagain so i agree with the bike and scooter thing that woul be a great thing. i also understand that kids who sell drugs and do other bad things do tend to hang out at skateparks but i always see cops around menifee
    and i know cops who are my neighbors that would be completely willing to patrol the skate park once and a wile

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  26. we need some more places for kids here in menifee. skate parks, movie theaters, learning center, something... they build all these houses and no place for kids. how boring and sad that is.

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  27. i have five boys who like to skate and we definately need a skate park

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  28. I have to drag my son and his freinds to murrieta all the time. It would be wonderful is they could stay local and have fun without distructing others property and the schools. The park in murrieta is a bit small but the kids all get along and we have never had any problems. All they have to have is a board and a helmet and they are out of trouble, outside in the sunshine and having fun all at one time! As far as the black clothes, johnny cash wore black all the time and no one is bagging on him!!!!

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  29. I'd think it be great for our kids to have a skate park because you always see some kids getting in trouble and doing drugs[who knows what else]and with a skate park they would have something that they love.

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  30. Sorry folks, but Menifee could care less about your kids..look who sits on the City Council. There will never be issues concerning kids made first by your current Council..so move over Skateboard park or kids playground here comes another Single family development.

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  31. It is a sad day when our own cityhood cannot even think about the children.

    October 1st Menifee will be even bigger. There are plenty of places for a skatepark.

    I also predict that skateboarding could become an olympic sport in the coming years, just like bmx.

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  32. This is a continuing problem... Skateboarding is healthy, but teens seem to take a lot of heat for skating in public places. Anyways, why not visit my website..entrophy.drdavidxkolk.comwe sell half-pipe kits/grind rails, etc.. We even install if your located around the Inland Empire.. Thank you

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  33. hey im a kid who wants a skate park is ther any way we can petition or anything for a skate park

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  34. If they put a skate park it will keep the kids off the public places and in the skate park because skaters have no place to skate that is legal

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  35. i think its hilarious how parents think that kids in black clothes are bad. im a student that gets a 3.5 grade average or higher and rides skateboards. its a fun sport that i do it keeps me in shape and gives me something to do all day. i all so ride bikes and love it too. i think a skate park/bike park would be great for Menifee and would keep us "dirty kids" out of the street.

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  36. So..besides the kids dressing in black, how about the skatepark? I rather have the kids hang out at the park and expend energy and aggression rather than getting in to trouble around the housing areas.

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  37. a skate park would be perfect i am a parent of 2 who love to skate it eould give them something to do and stay out of trouble it would be perfect

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  38. it would be great the kids will stay out of trouble and have fun.

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  39. I am father of three been living here over seven years and think its about time we have gotten a skate park.All my children are active in all board sports as myself.We surf,snowboard,skate,wakeboard,ride dirt bikes and wake board,these are all healthy sports and usually keeps kids out of trouble and staying active.

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  40. it would be great to have a skatepark and i have been riding bikes and skateboards since i was 2but i can only ride on my street we need a skatepark

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  41. I am 19, going to college and a skateboarder. In this boring environment it seems like everyone is doing drugs or something bad to amuse themselves. Skateboarding saves my life every day, it's something to do! If there is nowhere to skate legally of course I will continue to go out and do something productive illegally.

    P.S. I wear white

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  42. I would be the happiest kid in Menifee if you were to build a nice free cement skatepark.

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  43. Usually when i'm out skating on the streets my friends get murdered.


    I was robbed by a man wearing all purple and a purple ski mask....


    California law clearly states no vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.


    (all jokes except for the last one but you get my point)

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  44. itzz all about scooters in meniffe build us a park im a 14 yr old also an we pay freekin 10-15 bucks to get in the compond in perris and 2 bucks for mo-val but like10 bucks in gas and merr town u need a membership an yeah.. we ride around all day an meniffe is out of strret spots we still ride an all the cops r cool with us but we need a skatepark cuz there is alot of forclosed houses an we want bowls an pools to scoot in an we get in trouble for tresspassin.. were now a city so build a freekin skatepark.ive been here for 8 years an i built a halfpipe in my back yard a few years ago an i had random kids offerin me money to come over.. im meen come on menifee what do we have the best thing is the new shoppin center with super target.. thats the best we have we still have to leave town for alot of things and we got alot a kids for a small cityy so build a skatepark an a movie theater cuz i gotta get a ride just to go on a date to the movies imeen come on build stuff for entertainment all we have are stores no entertainment no bowling alleys no movie theaters no skateparks serriously read this and take great concideration to this or else were gonna have a bunch of fat people which we already do help menifeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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  45. Make a skatepark please I need somewhere to ride!!!!

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  46. build a skatpark in menifee i mean seriously i got to murrieta alot and it gets boring after a while because it is to small and i hardly ever go to real ride because its 15 bucks to get in and the ramps arent even good they have holes in them and hardly ever repair them..i think here in menifee you should make it 10 dollars for menifee residents and 50 dollars for non residents like at murrieta and make it a pretty big park with different sections like a street section and a flow section now i am done typing thank you.

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  47. I am another 14 year old kid. We need a skatepark. Every day after school me and my friends just cruise the neighborhoods, looking for something to ride. IF WE HAD A SKATEPARK THIS WOULD STOP!

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  48. I think there should be a skate park in meifee, its only fair because murietta has one but they charge $50 for non reidents! so i think menifee should make a park for sure.

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  49. well I am a 40 year old mom of 3 teenagers and I agree with the 14 year old, WE NEED A SKATEPARK in menifee... Ok kids, if I win the lottery any time soon... I will build you guys an awesome skatepark. You kids need a place to go and stay out of trouble.

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  50. and scooterers should be alowed because thare mor of then tha bickers skaters ect........

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