Menifee Skate Park Focus Group Meets For the First Time

The Menifee Skate Park Focus Group met last Saturday, tasked with studying ways to bring a skate park to Menifee . Mieke Tankink, a member ...

The Menifee Skate Park Focus Group met last Saturday, tasked with studying ways to bring a skate park to Menifee. Mieke Tankink, a member of the focus group, provided the following report...

The Menifee Skate Park focus group met early last Saturday to study the feasibility of building a Skate Park in the city of Menifee. Cynthia Nemelka, a local real estate agent, hosted the meeting of a dozen residents who had signed up last week and a few more who are willing to donate their time and resources to make this happen. We followed a loose agenda to get a feel for the kind of park that’s envisioned by the group, the benefits to the community and a long list of additional tasks and research that has to done.

Everyone put their talents on the table and we were quick to give everyone specific assignments that matched their interest and skill sets. The new jobs range from vision and design renderings, interviews with existing city parks and preliminary costs and land acquisition. We’re all very excited to "go big or go home", but we understand the value of community support and will welcome all suggestions and experience of others. We are also very interested in the experience of other public skate parks, their success or their demise.

Without getting out of focus, we also listed elements of a "Dream Park" to broaden the community support to other active sports and community uses and hope to launch an awareness campaign soon. We invite anyone interested in making this happen to attend.

The focus group will be meeting next Tuesday, September 27, at 7:00pm at Diamond Realty, 27070 Sun City Blvd.

For more information, contact Cynthia Nemelka at (951) 309-1000, or e-mail her at


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  1. Please include a reusable "art" wall for taggers to express themselves, to help reduce grafitti in the community

  2. Menifee needs more parks and tennis courts period, not just a skate park. They should also consider developing them in nicer areas and not in the slums. Parks make the area more inviting, encourages fitness and enhances family life. Skate park can/just invites wrong activity even if you have a wall for graffiti.... wake up congress people! need a furlough day to rest your mind and your hectic schedule?

  3. A skatepark In menifee, not only will this help people from driving to corona's 6th street, jurupa off the 60 and the pay for non residents mg bicker park off the 7491 all the way by the ortegas..... but it will help build the youth of our community. Every bike rider skater scooter is known to want to ride but no where to go, the ones that give up hope because they have no where to ride, and are not fortunate to have a family or parents with a schedule to fit the time of day to take there kids " from this messed up economic time" end up sitting @and home smoking weed. Its very unfortunate to go and see people in other community's and see the kids there riding, playing basketball, doing giants productive and healthy in life and you ask" how did you get here? And 99% reply I rode my bike/ skated here.....some having the park to take