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Calif. skateparks hike up the price

Verdugo Skatepark in Glendale, Calif. is the first to raise fees

Updated: August 22, 2012, 6:20 PM ET
By Robin Fleming | ESPN.com

Beginning Oct. 1, local skaters will have to pay a fee to use the Vedugo Skate Park in Glendale, Calif. Previously only non-residents had to pay a fee, either $2 per day or $15 for a monthly pass. However with the city's budget stretched, the park was almost forced to close. The new fees will allow the park to stay open on both weekdays and weekends.

Opened in 2004, Verdugo Skate Park ranks among the top skateparks in Southern California, boasting 15,000 square feet of skate-able ...

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