California Officials Dump 37 Tons Of Sand On Skatepark To Prevent Illegal Boarding During Stay-At-Home Order
Officials in California are taking drastic measures to prevent skaters from violating stay-at-home orders. On Thursday, state officials ordered 37 tons of sand to be dumped on a popular skate park in San Clemente.
Since park facilities have been closed city officials say they routinely saw people visit the skatepark, even by some children accompanied with their parents, according to the San Clemente Times. City officials told the newspaper they followed in the footsteps of other cities, and filled the skatepark with 37 tons of sand.
The nonprofit group that has raised money to support the skatepark, however, says the city made the decision to fill the skatepark with sand without notifying them first.
Despite the park being covered in sand, two teenagers could be seen skating at the park during a local news broadcast.