Filling the cracks

Daniel Elias, with the Yuma Parks and Recreation Department, fills cracks in the concrete surface at Kennedy Skate Park Monday morning with Silkaflex, a polyurethane-based, non-sag elastomeric sealant. The city recently held an open house event to discuss the future of the 35,000-square-foot park, located at 23rd Street and Kennedy Lane. According to the city, the existing skate park equipment has reached the end of its useful life and needs to be upgraded or replaced. “This project aims to redevelop the existing skate park into a more dynamic location,” said the city. “The new park broadens the facility to service riders of skateboards, BMX bikes and scooters in one location. The revitalization of Kennedy Skate Park is identified as one of the city council’s highest priorities in the city’s Strategic Plan.” Filling the cracks on Monday is intended to temporarily improve the facility until the redevelopment gets underway some time in 2022.