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Skate Parks In California Are Being Filled with Sand to Enforce Stay-at-Home Orders

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Posted: Apr 18, 2020 9:00 PM
Skate Parks In California Are Being Filled with Sand to Enforce Stay-at-Home Orders

Source: AP Photo/Danny Moloshok

In California, tractors are dumping sand in skate parks to render them unusable amid the state's mandatory lockdown orders. Videos show tractors filling skate parks with sand to render the parks unusable while the stay-at-home order remains in effect. 

One video shows a skate park in Venice Beach being filled with sand on Saturday morning. 

Another video shows the same thing happening in the city of San Clemente, where a reported 37 tons of sand were dumped inside the city's skate park. 

Stephanie Aguilar, president of the San Clemente Skatepark Coalition, told the San Clemente Times that it "feels like the city vandalized its own park."

"Social distancing hasn’t been followed in a lot of different areas, whether it’s on our trails, tennis courts, the basketball courts, the walking paths; we didn’t see the city dump sand on the walking trail," Aguilar pointed out to The Times.