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 cynthia@teamdadanddaughters.com

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