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ROSARITO BEACH, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO---This city on Saturday opened a $150,000 skate park in Colonio Benito Juarez to provide additional positive activities for young people.

The park, funded half by the city and half by the Federal Ministry of Social Development, has a variety of platforms and ramps that can be used by skateboarders, skaters and bicyclists of various skill levels. There is no usage charge.

photos show youngsters at the park and the group that attended the opening, with Mayor Torres in the center of the front row.

"This park is part of our overall efforts to provide positive activities, sports and recreation for city youth,” said Mayor Hugo Torres, who presided at the opening.

Local skaters also presented a signed plaque in appreciation of city efforts. The park had been discussed previously before being completed by the current city administration.

The event was attended by Alfredo Quintero, Secretary of Administration and Finance; Cautencio Lamb, CEO of Plan Libertador, Jorge Crosthwaite, Director of Social Development.

Also, Arturo Gonzalez, Director of the Promotion of Urban Development, Andrew Luna, director of the Institute of Municipal Sports and Juana Leticia González, Director of DIF.

Rosarito also has begun construction on its first Boys & Girls Club, for which funding still is being collected.

Published Friday, May 28, 2010 8:33 AM by Kanoa Biondolillo


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