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Linda Vista parks building up

Councilmember Sherman at Linda Placita pocket park opening in August.
Councilmember Sherman at Linda Placita pocket park opening in August.
Office of Councilmember Sherman

In August, District 7's Councilmember Sherman stood near the new tables and chairs at the new pocket park at the Linda Vista Library for the grand opening of Linda Placita Park. Benches park workers put in give the locals a place, in the shade of new trees, to sit, and relax and read aa book.

Children do not have to play in a dirt lot, or, on grass along the road. They can play in Linda Placita Park outdoors in the sun.

“Without your hard work and dedication, we wouldn’t be here celebrating today,” said Sherman. “I am proud to represent a community filled with residents dedicated to improving their community.”

Adding park space to the Linida Vista community will fill up more city work days in the coming months. The District 7 councilman worked with the Mayor, and councilmembers Todd Gloria, Marti Emerald and Lorie Zapf, for a year and a half, to get funding for two new skate parks in the city. One in City Heights. And, one in Linda Vista, at the Linda Vista COmmunity Park.

Again, Councilmember Sherman thanked locals for their work on getting a new park.

Skateboarder Tony Hawk gave a contribution to help fund the skate parks construction. The California Department of Housing and COmmunity Development, and the San Diego Housing Commission, will fund the work building skate parks near affordable housing.

The councilman welcomed the opportunity to fill the Linda Vista need for a skate park using a multi-million dollar state grant. Mayor Faulconer, at a public announcment in Linda Vista Community Park, with Councilmember Sherman, looked ahed to the day the skate park opens. "Youth can thrive in a safe and healthy environemnt," he aid.

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