The Rancho Peñasquitos Skate Park, located at 10111 Carmel Mountain Road, has remained unsupervised since January 2009 due to San Diego’s budget problems.
Initially, skaters were permitted to use the site at their own risk. However, the park, which is only four years old, was already in need of repairs because some of the wooden ramps had deteriorated to the point where they had become a hazard.
The facility was gated for safety reasons, but skaters found their way in, despite the prohibition against its use. Bikers made their way in (bicycles, scooters, and motorized equipment are not permitted in the park), and many skaters weren’t wearing safety gear.
The entrance was then thoroughly secured so that users would not have access.
There is now a security guard on duty to keep people out of the facility. The security guard’s salary exceeds what it would cost to staff the park and keep it open. Rumors are circulating that the skate park might reopen next month.