Our fellow blogger and correspondent, Joseph Mailander, passes along the word that LA City Recreation and Parks is not shuttering the popular facility for good, that it is in the process of repairs and those repairs are set to begin sometime in the near future.
Mailander issued the following statement on Facebook after speaking with city officials:
"I hear today from Rec & Parks that the Sunland Skate Park is actually going to re-open after repairs are made to it. The bids to repair the park actually were due and came in just this morning. There is no timeline on the construction, but Rec & Parks says that it is not closing down this park permanently!"
Mailander also teased an upcoming article to be published Friday by LA CityWatch, of which he is a regular contributor. The blogger/writer/author praised the efforts of "new leadership" in town who raised the issue and got traction with locals:
We will continue to watch the skate park progress and make sure the city pulls no funny business. Stay tuned.