March 16, 2020 1:05 PM
Skatepark Closed Until Further Notice.
The City of Lake Forest suspended programming and closed the following facilities to the public until further notice:
• City Hall
• Community Center
• The Clubhouse Senior Center
• Performing Arts Center
• Lake Forest Sports Park Recreation Center
• Lake Forest Sports Park Synthetic Fields
• Lake Forest Sports Park Soccer Fields
• Basketball courts at Lake Forest Sports Park, Mountainview Park, Foothill Ranch Park, and Tamarisk Park
• Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest
• Heroes Park
• Playgrounds throughout the City
• Picnic shelters throughout the City
Though these recreation facilities are temporarily closed, the Community Services division launched a Virtual Recreation Center to provide the community with engaging virtual recreation opportunities. The Virtual Recreation Center may be found here: https://www.lakeforestca.gov/1008/Virtual-Recreation-Center.
The closures are in line with the Executive Order signed by Governor Gavin Newsom signed on March 19. The order is intended to slow the spread of coronavirus. The Executive Order may be found here: https://covid19.ca.gov/img/Executive-Order-N-33-20.pdf.
Visit Etnies Virtual Skatepark of Lake Forest
“One of the most beautiful things about skateboarding is how much it has grown and adapted to fit the surrounding environment. When massive droughts struck California in the 1970s, transition skating was born from an abundance of empty pools. Years later, when cities began building sculptures, ledges, and plazas, us skaters gradually evolved into graceful street technicians. Now, in the time of social media, skateboarding has branched into everything from fashion, to daredevils, DIY enthusiasts, and much, much more. We have proven countless times that we are able to adapt and thrive in any situation, and this current one is no different.
In keeping with temporary safety guidelines, Etnies Skatepark is pleased to announce that it will now be hosting digital programs that you can participate in from home! Accessed via our Instagram, these programs will include things such as contests, trick-tips, skatepark trivia, and at-home projects to keep you all busy until we open up again. Follow the link below to join up and stay stoked!”