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Venice Skatepark


Update: Venice Skatepark Pool Coping 

Bob Davis, Superintendant of City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, met with Mario Rodriguez, Project Manager for California Skateparks. Their plan is to remove the rest of the coping blocks from the pool and replace with new coping. The new coping has to be formed and cured which takes 30 days. Installation along with other repairs to the park will take 5 days.  The coping has to cure once it has been installed which takes 2 days.  And finally, I'll supply California Skateparks with the tiles Steve Stehley and I bought a while back to replace any broken tiles. With everything that has to be done,  we're looking at about  6-8 weeks.

Venice  Skatepark Pool Coping  Destroyed

Late Friday night a group of people were hanging out in the park getting drunk. As the night went on, all but two left. Those two were sitting on top the shallow end of the pool, as they were about to leave, one noticed that the coping block he was sitting on was loose. So he pulled it off and threw it into the pool where it shattered. He then preceded to pull off more pieces and throw them in all directions, having them break apart at impact in the snakerun and street sections. After doing that to about 16 pieces of coping, he couldn't pull off the 17th piece and just decided to leave.

The graffiti left behind, which was rumored in earlier reports to be done by the vandals, was a separate act, not done by the person who tore up the pool.