As efforts to improve and “take back” the Crestline skate park continue, a group has formed to take a hands-on approach to the park’s restoration–The Nollie Ollie Skate Team. This team of youth skateboarders and concerned students have joined together to take ownership of the park and restore it to its original purpose–to be a safe place for kids to skate. For too long the skate park has lived up to its poor reputation of being called “The Pharmacy” by many community members due to the amount of substance abuse that occurs there. The team has met a few times and has many project ideas in the works including fundraising to expand the skate park, working with skate companies and community organizations to increase a positive presence there, and hosting skate competitions and contests on site. These are but a few of the Nollie Ollie Skate Team’s projected efforts and they are open to any other ideas and support community members can offer. If you or someone you know has a passion for skateboarding or drug prevention, we would love for you to join the team! The Nollie Ollie Skate Team meets on Mondays at 4:00 p.m. at the Crestline Skate Park. Join us to skate, hang out, and work on solutions! If the weather is too harsh, the Boys and Girls Club has graciously allowed us to use a room at their facility next to the park. For more information, call Chris Barrett at Rim Family Services at (909) 336-1800.
The team has also created a gofundme account to raise funds to support their efforts at the Crestline Skatepark! Please donate to their cause here: Nollie Ollie Skate Team