Skate Park location disputed

-A A +A
By Katy Korkos

Tuesday, council will consider a petition with 324 signatures of residents opposed to plans to build a skate park in the Mesa Public Library.The petition was initiated by Colleen and Jack Hanlon, who live near the library, and who have devoted more than 100 hours to gathering signatures, drawing out detailed alternatives for preferred locations for the park and lobbying councilors. Jack Hanlon, a retired engineer, has prepared supporting materials to demonstrate the comparative suitability of a location near the community building. His drawings show that a 10,000 square foot skate park could fit in an area to the south of the Community Building, between the building and the parking area along Trinity Drive, without affecting parking for the building.Colleen Hanlon said that she supports having a skateboard park in Los Alamos, but that the location in front of the library is not suitable because of its negative impacts on noise for nearby residents, on pedestrian traffic and on already established activities around the library.“There are already successful activities there,” she said. “The Tot Lot, the Farmers’ Market are already well-established.

If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:

Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

The Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday