Around Turlock – May 20

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Local skateboarders will find a new feature, of sorts, at Turlock’s Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park.

City of Turlock workers used a large tractor to block off a damaged element of the skate park with a concrete barrier reading ”Warning! Do Not.“

According to workers, transitions between the concrete floor and the spine element had become damaged, making the element unsafe. A specialized contractor must be hired to re-weld the transition before the element can re-open.

The Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park is currently located on Starr Avenue, but will eventually move to Donnelly Park. That move was expected to occur in April, as Turlock is working to sell a parcel containing the skate park, the former Turlock Police Department, and the War Memorial to the Turlock Irrigation District. The move was delayed, however, as the State of California has yet to approve the sale; state grant funding was used to build the skate park, complicating the sale.

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Comments 3

  1. josr salazar says:
    Hell yeah! Up the skate punx!!
  2. Buster Hymen says:
    I had my skateboard hit me in the gooch when i was doing a goffy foot 50/50 back side tail flip and i started to bleed, I might have broke something
  3. Jean says:
    ”Warning! Do Not.“ I don't understand… is it Do Not use this side of the ramp? Or Do Not use the other side of this ramp and try to clear this concrete barrier?

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