Rob Dyrdek Teams up with L.A. City Councilmember Jose Huizar on New Boyle Heights Skate Plaza
Grand Opening for $325,000 addition to Eastside's Hollenbeck Park, part of Dyrdek's "Safe Spot Skate Spot Program."
Rob Dyrdek and Councilmember José Huizar will join up with some of the biggest skateboarding stars in the business to celebrate the Grand Opening of a $325,000 state-of-the-art skate plaza in Boyle Heights. The Rob Dyrdek Safe Spot Skate Spot at Hollenbeck Park will officially open at 3 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2009, and will include free giveaways, including skateboards autographed by Dyrdek, as well as skateboarding demonstrations by Dyrdek and friends. This public/private partnership came to fruition after the Rob Dyrdek Skate Plaza Foundation provided $75,000 to design and assist in construction and Councilmember Huizar and the Department of Recreation and Parks worked together to secure an additional $250,000 in funds to complete the construction and landscaping improvements for the new skate park. The result is a 14,400 square foot skate park. Rob Dyrdek conceptualized and brought into reality the Safe Spot Skate Spot Program, which creates safe havens for kids to skate at across the country through the Rob Dyrdek Skate Plaza Foundation. This is the second Skate Plaza opened by Rob Dyrdek; the first being the Lafayette Park Skate Plaza. Rob has plans to continue building more Safe Spot Skate Spot locations throughout Los Angeles. Councilmember Huizar has worked with the City's departments to bring nearly $1 million in improvements to Hollenbeck Park, which was once a haven for gang members and drug use.
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