At its March 14 meeting, the Carpinteria City Council awarded a construction bid for $2.1 million for the Carpinteria Skate Park. Though the bid was substantially higher than anticipated, the Council elected to fill the $700,000 funding gap. Carpinteria Skate Foundation, the City’s partner in the multi-year effort to build a local skate park, raised over $1 million toward the park’s construction through community fundraising. Designed by world class skate park architects, the park will be located on City property adjacent to City Hall. Ground is expected to break soon, and construction could be complete by January of 2023.