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Handout, Skatepark at Scott Carpenter Park~~ ~.~ ~~~z~5' ~ viG~Z'-1,~~ i ~`a ~~°/ The new Skatepark at Scott Carpenter Park, 301° and Arapahoe, opened November 18, 2000 A E"'"'' Skatepark Advisory Committee (SPAC) was estabtished to discuss concerns and recommend ""' solutions to potential problems. The committee and the City Liaison Office, who worked on the skatepazk project, created rules for the skatepark. The rules have been communicated to the skating comtnwrity through SPAC meetings, signs and word of mouth One of the rules addresses graffiti probiems in particular: The Boulder Skatepazk may be closed urnil fiuther norice if Any liquid other than rain, snow or ha1 gets into the street course, bowls or drain system; the riding sur6ce or any part of the facility is damaged; and/or tagging or graffiti is found on the riding surface. The most effective way to remove the graffiti is with a steam cleaner/pressure washer. In order ta ensure tbat any non-natural materiaLs won't drain into the storm sewer, the drain in the bottom of the concrete bowls needs to be closed. Once the graffiti is removed, the chemicals which collect in the catch basin will be pumped out into a container and properly disposed of. On Thursday morning, January 25, 2001, targe amounts of graffiti appeared in one of the concrete bowLs. A steam cleaner has been ordered and we expect to start work on the graffiti either Tuesday or Wednesday, weather permitting. The removal process could take as long as two days to complete. It is our intent to involve the skateboazders in as much of the clean-up process as possible, including sticker removat and trash clean up while the park is closed. Staff and SPAC are hopeful that the kids will take ownership of this park and help to prevent graffiti in the future. ~-- ~ For further iaforn~ation, please contact Teri Olander, Recreation Adavmstrator, ~ olandert(c~~c~ boulde~ co us. (303)441-3429 ~ ~