A bike park that young Point Loma and OB kids used and built by themselves – with some help – over the last several weeks was bulldozed over by the City of San Diego.
A vacant and hilly, undeveloped area along Nimitz Boulevard had been made into a kids’ bike park by the kids themselves – with some help from adults and parents. Some called it a makeshift BMX park. An adult, Keighan Christianson, initiated the idea of building bike ramps on the land.
For some of the kids, this was heaven – a place to coast and jump – a place away from concrete, cars and television.
But the land is owned by the San Diego Housing Commission, and on last Thursday, Feb 9th, bulldozers came in and leveled it. Part of an “annual clean-up” City officials told the media. They’re concerned about trespassing and have received complaints about homeless in the area.
The kids – however – are ready to take it over again, and have begun rebuilding the park. Channel 5 News covered it – go here.