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Meeting Date: November 27, 2001

Subject/Title: Update/discussion on skate park

Submitted by: Craig D. Bronzan, Director of Parks and Recreation

Approved by: John E. Stevenson, City Manager

Staff will provide a verbal update on the progress of resolution of issues at the skate park since receiving direction from City Council at the meeting of November 13, 2001.

The Council Park and Recreation Subcommittee held a community meeting on September 16, 1999, to discuss the possibility of building a skate park in Brentwood. The City Council passed Resolution No. 99-225 on October 12, 1999, amending the 1999-2004 Capital Improvement Program to include construction of a skate park in Brentwood (CIP Project No. 522-5213) and directing the Director of Parks and Recreation to return to City Council for the award of the construction contract. The Park and Recreation Commission and Youth Commission held a joint special meeting on October 18, 1999, to consider forming a task force for the development of a skate park. The City Council approved the establishment of a Skate Park Task Force on October 26, 1999. The City Council authorized the City Manager to execute a professional services agreement with Land Image on January 11, 2000, for the design of the City of Brentwood Skate Park. On April 11, 2000, City Council approved the Park and Recreation Commission recommendation to approve the Brentwood Skate Park preliminary site master plan and related budget (CIP Project #522-5213). On September 26, 2000, City Council directed staff to have one additional community meeting with the architect and then put the project out to bid. The final community meeting was held on November 13, 2000, with the project being put out to bid on January 22, 2001. Bids were opened on February 20, 2001. City Council awarded the bid for construction of the Skate Park (CIP No. 522-5213) to A.J. Vasconi General Engineering on February 27, 2001. City Council approved first reading of Ordinance No. 673 regarding the wearing of safety gear at the skate park at the City Council meeting of June 26, 2001 and second reading on July 10, 2001. City Council discussed and approved rules and enforcement procedures at the Skate Park at the City Council meeting on August 14, 2001 directing staff to follow up with a revision of Ordinance No. 673. City Council approved the first reading of Ordinance No. 684 at the City Council meeting of August 28, 2001, with approval of the final reading on September 11, 2001.

The Skate Park opened with limited hours on October 20, 2001, with the official dedication on November 3, 2001. For the past number of months, and especially since the opening of the park, staff from the Park and Recreation Department and Police Department have been working together in an attempt to deal with issues and concerns as they occur at the skate park. At the City Council meeting of November 13, 2001, City Council directed staff to close the skate park until adequate supervision could be provided. The skate park is scheduled to be open November 23, 24, and 25 with staff present to enforce the rules and regulations.

This verbal update will review the effectiveness of the recent reopening of the skate park and
discuss options for future use.

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