On September 8, 2008 Vista’s Skatepark closed. The new Vista Civic Center complex parking lot now occupies that location. Today, September 16, 2017, and 9 years later, Vista’s two new Skateparks were dedicated and opened.
Hundreds of city officials and dignitaries, including Mayor Judy Ritter and Councilmembers, residents and skate boarders, gathered at 500 N. Santa Fe Avenue to celebrate an important addition to the Park & Recreations Services Department in the City of Vista. This project was spearheaded by Jack and Lisa Flaherty of the Vista of the Skateboard Coalition without this couples tireless efforts this day may never have happened. There are a lot of people to thank, most of all the taxpayers of Vista.
There are 2 separate Skateparks located approximately a block apart. The park at 500 N. Santa Fe is Intermediate Level, and is available for anyone on skateboards, roller skates, scooters, bicycles, wheel chairs or anything on wheels, and the park at 410 N. Santa Fe is for experienced deep bowl skateboarders.
Everyone in attendance received a raffle ticket for an opportunity to win donated skateboard items, such as skateboards, helmets, T-Shirts, and safety equipment.
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Many of the excited Skateboarders put on a quick demonstration of their abilities for the attendees.
The Skateparks will be open from 7 am to 9 pm, 7 days a week.