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Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. February 19, 2016. Thanks to an alliance between the City Administration and Levi Strauss & Co., Puerto Peñasco plans to build a top notch “skate park” in the coming months, announced Mayor Kiko Munro.
Munro indicated land at the corner of Calle 18 and Plutarco Elías Calles has been donated so the project may become a reality. Levi & Strauss, Co., headquartered in San Francisco, CA, will be in charge of the design and construction of the “skate park.”
“We are proud they selected Puerto Peñasco over other cities in the country for construction of this park,” he noted, “as they took into account a variety of criteria including safety and infrastructure.”
The Mayor emphasized engineering students from Puerto Peñasco are being included to participate in the project. In addition, local artists will be invited to paint murals at the facility once complete.
Braulio Castro, of ATMC Skate, remarked the project involves a top notch sports facility for skateboarding, which could be used for both national and international competitions.
As project promoter, Castro detailed it has been a long road but in Mayor Kiko Munro they’ve finally found both the will and support to make the park a reality, to the benefit of youth from across the community.
Fausto Soto Lizárraga, Urban Development Director, mentioned work on the park, which will be part of a documentary, could begin with the next few weeks. Social Development Coordinator Aidé Yaracet Verduzco Villalobos was also present at the meeting.