72°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

Skaters surprised by abrupt closing of Gonzales skate park

Related Story

GONZALES, La. (AP) - A Louisiana city has abruptly closed a skate park pushed for by local teens, and it may open a senior center in its place.

The Advocate reports the 4,800-square-foot Gonzales park opened in 2012 with some fanfare, as the teens fought for it for years. But one of those teens, now an adult, recently found the park padlocked.

A nearby sign warned of demolition.

Branden Bennett says the park is personal, as he and several friends created it. Parish administration says it was built on land designated for Ascension Council on Aging expansions, and some have complained of vandalism.

The change was mentioned in a public meeting last month, though some council members say the decision was already made by then. Officials say another park may be built elsewhere.

News

GONZALES, La. (AP) - A Louisiana city has abruptly closed a skate park pushed for by local teens, and it... More >>
6 months ago Monday, April 01 2019 Apr 1, 2019 Monday, April 01, 2019 5:40:00 AM CDT April 01, 2019
GONZALES - Skaters arriving at the Gonzales skate park were greeted by a sign and padlock Tuesday. The sign... More >>
6 months ago Tuesday, March 19 2019 Mar 19, 2019 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:52:00 PM CDT March 19, 2019

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days