Prospective contractors met with City staff yesterday at a pre-bid meeting to go over plans for the future Carpinteria Skatepark. Pictured here, Director of Parks and Recreation Matt Roberts reviews plans with contractor Aaron Spohn. The skatepark project is now open to bids, and construction may begin as early as March and be completed by mid to late summer. Located adjacent to City Hall at 5775 Carpinteria Ave., the skatepark is a partnership between the City and the Carpinteria Skate Foundation. Design plans are approved and funding has been secured for construction of the $1.1-$1.4 million world-class skating facility. Plans include lighting for night skating, an amphitheater that is skatable and will accommodate events, a bathroom and parking.