Humboldt Avenue Skate Park in Chico Clears Offensive Graffiti
The Humboldt Avenue Skate Park in Chico, California, has reopened following a three-day closure aimed at removing offensive and threatening graffiti. According to Scott Schumann, the Parks and Facilities Director for the Chico Area Recreation District (CARD), this closure was prompted by the presence of inappropriate messages. Notably, this marks the fifth time this year that CARD has temporarily shut down the park for graffiti removal. While graffiti is permitted in designated areas such as bathroom facilities and the art wall, the park is only closed for repainting when graffiti appears on skating surfaces or contains offensive or violent content.