The Contra Costa Times ran an interesting story Monday about a Pinole teen named Max Glanz, who has been pushing for a skatepark in Pinole since he was a young kid.
The ardent skateboarder was a preteen when he first appeared before the Pinole City Council in 2006 to advocate for a skate park so that he and his friends, tired of being chased away by school custodians, property managers and police, could have a legal venue to ply their sport in their home city.
Seven years have passed, and still no skatepark. Glanz is now saying that the council has not kept its word.
In recent years, the skatepark budget has been cut from $344,000 to $112,000 according to the Contra Costa Times.
Glanz's mom says the community has made room for people to play tennis, basketball and swimming, but not for skateboarding.
Check out the Contra Costa Times for the ins and outs of the skatepark situation and to hear more from Glanz.
Do you want to see a skatepark in Pinole? What are your thoughts on the Times story?
Watch some of Glanz's skating videos above, some of which are shot in Pinole locations.