Last night (Wednesday,, September 25), the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) held a design charette (or workshop) for the skateboard park. The workshop was led by Hays Hitzing, the director of skatepark development from Spohn Ranch Skateparks. Hays showed some concept designs for the skatepark, including those developed by Charley Markson in consultation with the Skateboard Coalition, and fielded questions from the audience. Neighbors in attendance expressed concerns about noise and landscaping and the impact on property values; skateboarders expressed differing opinions about design features of the park. The skateboarders met with Hays after the general meeting to brainstorm design ideas, which Hays will incorporate into designs to be presented to the PRAB at their October 17th meeting.