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FSI donates money toward skatepark construction

 

Last updated 11/30/2019 at 11:11pm

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FSI Secretary/Treasurer Michelle Albanna, left, and FSI President Sean O'Callaghan, right, present a check to Megan Jackson-Croft, Community Center Events Coordinator, to go toward the construction of a skatepark within a multi-use park in Fallbrook.

FALLBROOK – The County Board of Supervisors voted Oct. 16 to accept a donation from Fallbrook Skatepark Inc. in the amount of $20,000 toward the construction of a skatepark in a county planned multi-use park.

The check was presented Nov. 21 to Megan Jackson-Croft, Community Center Events Coordinator, by FSI President Sean O'Callaghan and FSI Secretary/Treasurer Michelle Albanna.

Since San Diego County Department of Parks & Recreation announced in 2018 that they were spearheading a construction project for a skatepark within a multi-purpose park and Fallbrook Skatepark Inc. is no longer the entity responsible for the skatepark construction, the nonprofit organization donated funds contributed by community members and other organizations to the project.

Supervisor Jim Desmond announced in July that almost $2 million was allocated in the 2019-2020 budget for the San Diego County Department of Parks & Recreation to acquire land to create and build a multi-use park in Fallbrook including a skatepark and other active sports activities.

Additional funds have been encumbered for the much needed park through the Parks Land Dedication Ordinance monies. Various properties in Fallbrook are under active consideration.

As the FSI mission is to facilitate safe skateboarding recreational opportunities in the Fallbrook area (Fallbrook, Bonsall, De Luz and Rainbow) for skateboarders of all ages and abilities including challenged athletes, they will continue to support San Diego DPR in the project with design input and area residents with skate awareness and another Street Jam event in spring 2020 funded by a San Diego County grant.

Fallbrook Skatepark Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. For more information contact:

Fallbrook Skatepark Inc., P.O. Box 1786, Fallbrook, CA 92088-1786, (442) 444-2585, info@fallbrookskateparkinc.org or http://www.fallbrookskateparkinc.org,

Submitted by Fallbrook Skatepark Inc.

 

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