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Skaters at Cole Park Skatepark want different repairs made to the area

Skaters say graffiti at Cole Park Skatepark should stay
Cole Park Skatepark in need of repairs
Posted at 10:05 PM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 09:08:33-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Local skaters and the City of Corpus Christi agree work needs to be done at the skatepark in Cole Park but disagree on where repairs need to be made.

Described as a hidden escape for adrenaline junkies, it calls to people at Cole Park. As you drive along Ocean Drive you get a glimpse of some of the action.

Some stumbles and falls, but overall a good time says skatepark regular James Bowman.

"Since I was 6 years old I've been skateboarding," he said.

Skaters have noticed the city continues to come out and paint over some of the graffiti, something they say should change.

"Really they should leave it would make it better looking in videos and stuff especially for skateboarders perspective," said Bowman.

According to city manager, Peter Zanoni, this would be considered regular maintenance, all which is funded by the 2020 bond program.

"We're spending millions of dollars to keep the parks maintained this includes, mowing, repair of small items that break, includes vegetation maintenance, said Zanoni.

Some of the regulars at the skatepark only asks for the city to make some changes at the skatepark.

"There's coping right there and right there repaired as well in the bowl like all the way around it there's cracks and critters missing which is pretty unsafe honestly, said Jacob Martinez. "I feel like they should replace that."

The city manager says if they're not maintaining the skatepark the way they should that will change.