Tuesday, December 24, 2013 12:11 pm
Lodi teens on winter break who love to skate will have to find another place to ride their boards for the time being. The city of Lodi’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department announced Dec. 19 that Kofu Skate Park will be closed until further notice.
Thursday, December 19, 2013 11:31 pm
The city of Lodi’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department has closed the skate park at Kofu Park for repairs to damaged and worn-out equipment. The park will be closed until further notice.
Friday, October 19, 2012 12:00 am
In between gliding up and down ramps on his scooter and trying new tricks, Lodi High School freshman Cody Adams tells one of his friends who missed the trash can with his snack wrapper to go pick up his litter at the Kofu Park Skate Park.
Saturday, September 15, 2012 12:00 am
The future of Lodi's Kofu Park Skate Park is in limbo after continuing problems with alcohol, drugs, littering and criminal activity.
Thursday, November 3, 2011 12:00 am
Three local teenagers who chased an alleged rape suspect from
Kofu Park to Lodi Memorial Hospital were recognized at Wednesday
night’s Lodi City Council meeting.
Monday, May 12, 2008 10:00 pm
People like us are seen as sexually perverse people who are
desperately after drugs and alcohol.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007 10:00 pm
At the 180 Teen Center, music to a skater's ears isn't just the
Christian punk music blaring through speakers above the Internet
terminals and pool tables.
Jack Wenborn, 13, skates at the One-Eighty Teen Center on Lockeford Street recently. Any middle and high school-aged youth can use the Splinter Skatepark, while the skate ministry at the center is involved with weekly Bible classes and fellowship. (Brian Feulner/News-Sentinel)
From left: Anthony Hancock, Brandon Nelson, and Stephanie Palmer hang out at the skatepark Monday morning as part of their first day of a two week break from school in Lodi. (Brian Feulner/News-Sentinel)
Monday, October 2, 2006 10:00 pm
While many Lodi children likely rolled out of bed late on
Monday, eager to start a two-week break from school with TV,
Internet or video games, siblings Kevin Gonzalez, 9, and Samantha
Renteria, 7, both students at Beckman Elementary, packed up their
toys and homework and headed over to Wal-Mart.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006 10:00 pm
Sunday, December 18, 2005 10:00 pm
Seeking Christmas family
Justin Smestad, 18, who moved to Lodi from North Dakota in August, enjoys some California air at Kofu Park on Sunday. (Ross Farrow/News-Sentinel)
Sunday, November 13, 2005 10:00 pm
Riding a skateboard can be somewhat habit forming, if you listen
to young people who frequent Lodi's skateboard park at Kofu
Local skateboarder Bradley Kirby sticks a backside kick-flip at the Lodi Skatepark on Ham Street in Lodi on Tuesday. (Matthew Landi/News-Sentinel)
Monday, December 13, 2004 10:00 pm
City areas designated for youth will be the focus of Wednesday's
City Council meeting when members are expected to name a portion of
Lodi Lake after a former department head and accept a donation for
the city skatepark.
Friday, December 3, 2004 10:00 pm
An in-depth look at the finalists for Lodi city manager: Blair
Wednesday, November 17, 2004 10:00 pm
In the coming months, Lodi's abandoned and homeless cats will
have larger quarters in which to eat, sleep, play and do what cats
Wednesday, October 20, 2004 10:00 pm
Beginning Jan. 2, a chunk of Lodi's bus fares will double.
Sunday, October 17, 2004 10:00 pm
It would seem that Jean Beckman has the right idea as far as
allowing "kids" to skate for free at the fenced-in skate board park
at Kofu Park. A good idea is as far as it should go.
Friday, October 15, 2004 10:00 pm
Re-opening Lodi's skatepark will take center stage Wednesday
when the City Council decides what to do with the half
million-dollar asset. It has been closed for months due to
liability insurance issues.
Friday, October 15, 2004 10:00 pm
Urgent Need For Pool? Why?
Tuesday, October 12, 2004 10:00 pm
Wigar Shah wants to know what this year's Lodi City Council
candidates will do to bring more career opportunities to Lodi's
Friday, October 8, 2004 10:00 pm
This letter is in response to "Kids should be allowed to use the
skate park." I have to agree that the park should be reopened and
skaters must skate at their own risk.
Tuesday, September 28, 2004 10:00 pm
Mayor Larry Hansen and Vice Mayor John Beckman are ready to open
the city's skatepark as a skate-at-your-own-risk venue.