Skate Park Opens
October 6, 2009. Venice.
At the skate park opening on Saturday, October 3, Skater Jesse Martinez humbly encapsulated its importance to the skate community. The LA Weekly
had us cover it and you can read that piece at http://blogs.laweekly.com/ladaily/city-news/dogtown-skate-park-jesse-marti/#more
In the meantime, congratulations, Venice. You can stand on a skate park nestled in the sand, watch surfers take off at the Breakwater with your right eye, and skaters take off in a bowl through your left. As beautiful thing to behold as the depth of the quiet commitment of many for decades to get the thing built. Ger I Lewis, Heidi Lemmon, Jesse, Melanie Berry, Jeff Ho (who showed up at City Councilman Bill Rosendahl's first post-election meeting to lobby the councilman on it) and countless others who stepped up, kept it pure, we thank you.