Fed up of kids skating in skate parks and ignoring social distancing measures, authorities in San Clemente, CA, dumped 37 tons of sand on a local skatepark last week to prevent them from using it. But if you can’t skate in a bowl full of sand, you can certainly use it as a dirt bike course. Which is what they did.
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While a number of determined skaters gathered with buckets and spades over the weekend to empty the park of sand, others took advantage of the sand, shredding their dirt bikes. Amazingly, by the end of the weekend, the skate park was pretty much free and sand and skateable.
Motocross videographer Connor Ericsson caught it all on video.
“Took advantage of all the sand the city dumped into the San Clemente skatepark then helped some local skaters dig it all out so they could do some social shredding,” read Ericsson’s Instagram post Sunday, which showed him riding his bike in the park and then digging up the sand.
San Clemente Skatepark Coalition, the local nonprofit that raised $50,000 for night lights for the park, said that the city didn’t even contact them before filling the park with sand.