Fallbrook, CA-Over the last 14 years, Fallbrook Skatepark Inc. has dedicated countless hours toward advocating the building of Fallbrook’s first public skatepark. This last year was no exception. In fact, 2017, was a record breaking year for FSI:
– Raised $20,592+ in fundraising
– Received a Tony Hawk Foundation grant award of $10,000
– Nearly 1,000 petition signatures and growing
– Over 1,600 followers on our social media platforms.
– Became official members for Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce.
– Successful 1st annual Golf Tournament at Pala Mesa Resort.
Yet for all the progress made during these past twelve months, there is still a ways to go until Fallbrook hears the sound of rolling wheels on our very own public skatepark.
With heavy heart Fallbrook Skatepark Inc. announces that the Fallbrook Skatepark Inc-Fallbrook Sports Association partnership has dissolved. Just over a year ago the two organizations entered into an agreement for FSI to place skate elements within the FSA managed sports complex at Ingold Field. FSI spent the previous 14 months designing the park and raising funds for the designated spot, but recent changes to the Fallbrook Sports Association organization and business plan focus has set them on a different strategic course. “We wish them the best of luck in all future ventures”, affirmed Sean O’Callaghan, FSI President.
This means that FSI’s number one priority in 2018 is to locate the right piece of property for the skatepark to call home. What many don’t realize is that Fallbrook, an unincorporated village, doesn’t see any of the city-style community planning, or budgeted funds from which all our neighboring cities benefit. We’ve watched Vista, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Linda Vista, City Heights all open multi-million dollar public skateparks for all communities to enjoy. Our community relies on county funds and numerous types of grants to build and maintain all of our parks.
FSI will continue working together with strong supporters, San Diego County Parks and Recreation and County Seat Area 81 Advisory Board (governed by the County Supervisor’s Office) to find another spot and strongly believes this community will be a better place with a FREE public skatepark – a safe place for people of all-ages, all-genders, and all-wheels to enjoy and participate in the awesome recreational sport of skateboarding.
All of the community’s support to date is greatly appreciated and continued assistance and backing is still needed. For ways to help, please contact us.