The Skatepark at Jonny D. Wallis Neighborhood Park has been a wonderful recreation amenity to the Goleta community. The facility opened on March 30, 2019, in conjunction with the grand opening of Jonny D. Wallis Neighborhood Park. As part of the celebration that day, 100 skateboards, helmets and safety gear were handed out to park users, thanks to the generosity of Synergy Inc., Goleta Chamber of Commerce, Cottage Hospital Children’s Trauma Center and especially Powell Peralta, a local and well known skateboard business. These businesses and organizations wanted to make sure that our residents had the proper gear to enjoy the skatepark and keep them safe.
The laws that allow the City of Goleta to own and operate a skatepark require that all users (children and adults) wear a helmet, elbow pads and knee pads, and violators are subject to a citation with a fine. When the park first opened, users were diligent at following the rules, but lately it has been reported to the City that a lack of safety gear has become the new normal for users. In order to keep the skatepark open to users of all ages, the rules must be followed. The Goleta Police Department will be enforcing the rules for the skatepark and violators will be cited and not permitted access to the skatepark. It is our goal to keep the skatepark open and ensure that everyone who is using the skatepark is wearing appropriate safety gear.
If you have any questions, or you would like more information, please contact JoAnne Plummer, Parks and Recreation Manager, at (805) 562-5505 or firstname.lastname@example.org.