It's taken a few years to reach this stage, but it looks like a skate park in Brawley is close to becoming a reality. That the city has stuck with the project despite it having taken a number of years to reach this stage is to Brawley's credit, particularly to the city's parks and recreation director, Karin Morgan.
The skate park is to be built west of the Lions Center gymnasium and it has been no simple task to get clearance to build there, since that property is owned by the Brawley Union High School District and used by BUHS as a practice baseball field.
The city and its two school districts have a history of working together for the betterment of those who reside in Brawley and that has been the case on the skate park project.
The high school district has agreed to give the land to the city for the building of a skate park. In return, city officials have approved the building of a new baseball field for the high school. The new ball field will be built on land shared by the city and the Brawley Elementary School District.