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Skate Park Attracting Fewer People

Skate Park Attracting Fewer People

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Tom Callan, KSL NewsradioSkaters are returning to Sandy's public skate park, but some of the regulars say there are no where near as many people using the park as there were before Mayor Tom Dolan shut it down.

Some say the reason fewer people come to the park is because of the enhanced security. They say it has scared away more people than it's attracting. One boarder said, "Nobody pretty much comes here, though. No one wants to come. I don't know, because there's a cop here all the time."

Skate Park Attracting Fewer People

Others praised Dolan for closing the park until problem kids washed out their mouths. One skateboarder told us, "There was smoking, a lot of swearing. And the kids, you know, this is a kids' park. Us grown-ups are here just to have fun."

One person we spoke to said they would call the police if those cursing and smoking returned.

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