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Closing Sandy Skate Park Seems to Have Solved Problems

Closing Sandy Skate Park Seems to Have Solved Problems

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Cleon Wall ReportingSandy City shut down its skate park for a week last month because of fights, and city officials they haven't had problems since.

The Sandy skate park is filled with skaters and bikers practicing tricks, but it's also promoting new friendships. Skater Gage explains what he talks about with people. "Just talk about everything, and then you just meet new people," he says.

OK, so it's not politics or thermonuclear dynamics, but it's keeping Gage out of trouble.

He says, "I don't get kicked out here." He tells KSL that getting kicked out is a common problem when he goes "street skating." Gage comes to the skate park every day, along with friend, Sergio. Since the city shut the park down, things have calmed down.

"The cops always come, so nothing ever really happens anymore," Sergio said.

They say it gives them more time to skate and talk.

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