If you want to see a see a new dirt jump and bike skills park in the South Bay, read on!
The City of Mountain View is considering building a bike skills area at Shoreline Park in Mountain View. The Parks and Recreation Commission needs to hear public support for this facility.
HOW CAN YOU HELP:
1) Submit a letter of support using the following sample letter as a template (see below).
2) Attend the upcoming P&R Commission meeting and state your support in person.
Parks and Recreation Commission
201 South Rengstorff Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94040
This letter is intended to express my support for a bicycle skills facility at Shoreline Park in Mountain View.
Such a facility would terrific recreational asset for the City. A bicycle skills park serves similar functions to a skatepark, as it enables both young and old riders the chance to use and improve their skills. Kids love to expand their abilities on dirt jumps and obstacles at these parks. Such a facility provides a vital opportunity for children to get away from the TV and go get some fresh air and exercise.
Such facilities have been successfully implemented elsewhere in Northern California on municipal land, including Pleasanton, San Jose and Folsom. With proper construction, appropriate layout and compliance with environmental standards , these examples have proven that liability and risk can be reasonably managed. It is possible to use supplemental volunteer labor to construct such a park for a very reasonable cost as compared to other public recreational assets.
Thank you for your consideration.
YOUR NAME GOES HERE
Todd fernandez, Chair