Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dedication at Rancho Cienega Sports Complex

Los Angeles - The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks has another Safe Spot Skate Spot thanks to our generous partner, professional skateboarder, Rob Dyrdek. Rancho Cienega Sports Complex's skate spot is the Department's fourth collaboration with The Rob Dyrdek Foundation and is the second Safe Spot Skate Spot in Council District 10.

The new 15,000-square-foot skate plaza has been named in memory of Charmette Bonpua, Councilmember Herb Wesson's late Chief of Staff who passed away in February. Bonpua was a dedicated City employee, community advocate and former Chief Deputy to Councilman Wesson. The skate spot stands as a testament to Charmette's commitment to improving recreational opportunities for Los Angeles residents.

The $300,000 project all started with a $50,000 donation from The Rob Dyrdek Foundation for the design and construction of the new skate plaza. The Department of Recreation and Parks and Councilman Wesson worked together to secure an additional $250,000 in funds to complete the construction and landscaping improvements for the new skate spot.

The Charmette Bonpua Safa Spot Skate Spot incorporates street skate style themes and features stairs, rails and ledges. The new skate spot will provide a much needed legal and safe skate facility for local and visiting skateboarders. "Our kids love skateboarding. Unfortunately, there are so few places in our community where they can safely skate," noted Councilman Wesson. "This new state-of-the-art facility is going to make a tremendous difference for our kids."

Rancho Cienega's Charmette Bonpua Safe Spot Skate Spot is located at 5001 Rodeo Road, Los Angeles 90016. For more information on this location or the Department visit our website at or call (213) 202-2700. You can also visit our Skate LA FaceBook Page.

Andrea Epstein: (213) 202-2690
Amy A. Garcia: (213) 202-2689

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