Aala Skate Park gets a makeover

Skate park clean up

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For the first time in more than a decade, Aala Skate Park is finally getting a much needed facelift.

Nearly a dozen volunteers gathered to beautify a beloved skate park in Chinatown after years of being defaced by graffiti, hoping to draw back its community.

“There’s a lot of kids that come here and get a little discouraged from skateboarding because they see the graffiti and the homeless people with the tents,” said George Kumpis of APB Skateshop. “They don’t like to come in here, and people don’t think of it as a clean place. So we wanted to kind of restore it back to the way it was in 2002. ”

The beautification project was spearheaded by APB Skateshop and efforts were joined by local skate park users.

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