A groundbreaking ceremony was held March 28 at the future site of a skatepark in Hemet.
Gibbel Park Skate Plaza will cost $2.2 million, most of which will come from the American Rescue Plan Act, according to a statement on the city’s website.
C.S. Legacy Construction in Pomona is the lead contractor. Construction is expected to start within the next several months – an exact date has not been announced – and be completed this fall.
“Our objective at the skatepark is to [develop] a healthy and engaging lifestyle for the people we serve,” said Mayor Joe Males in a statement. “We value our kids and want them to grow up in a healthy environment where they have outside activities.”
Hemet officials began considering developing a skate park in 2018 when a study found strong community support for such a facility. In 2020, the city council hired New Line Skateparks, Inc. in British Columbia to design the project.
Council members approved the park last year. Gibbel Park is at 2350 W. Latham Ave.