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By Allison Jarrell

After refocusing in May on a new skatepark location, the San Juan Capistrano Sports Park, organizers and supporters of the movement to build a skatepark in San Juan are planning to return to a Parks, Recreation, Senior and Youth Services Commission meeting at 6 p.m. on July 20 to request the skatepark be increased by 8,000 square feet—from the 12,000 square feet design that was approved by the commission on June 15 to 20,000 square feet. A presentation will be made before the commission that night.

In the meantime, the group—known as Capistrano Grind Skate Park—is looking for youth and community members to help design the future skatepark. Capistrano Grind will be hosting a design workshop on Thursday, July 16 at 6 p.m. at Mission Grill, located at 31721 Camino Capistrano. For updates and more news, follow Capistrano Grind Skate Park on Facebook. Questions can be emailed to

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  • I decide to look up My beautiful city San Juan Capistrano and its news on my phone and as im scrolling down to see “whats up with the whats up” i came across this ? but lil did anyone know and dont mean to brag but just thought id let people know that “i “myself started this potition a couple years back with my biker friends and we than ran the word for a new skate park in San Juan Capistrano through the streets of La purisima Los Rios La Zanja De La Vista etc with the BIG favor of my Dad Juan Peña and a group his involved in! Knowned as CREER. The thing though that i dislike” i was told that we needed more supporters in order to acomplish with My idea’ and if we didnt have as told ! That no skate park would be coming to San Juan Capistrano anytime soon. This 2015 news due to the skate park ! Cheers me up but at the same time saddens me due to the fact that i see “IT Is actually gonna come true ” but ive been left out of MY dream ,of what I started and not even a lil thanks for getting this potition going and having it come this far in to where its gonna be something Exciting and New to “The Home Of The Swallows ” San Juan Capistrano !!! But hopefully some ppl do remember me and at least within them know that thanks to me my idea and courage of going to the city and starting this plan ‘ SJC has a New Skate Park coming soon to them. “ENJOY”

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