I am a retired person, but I happen to have several grandchildren living in this area. Here is my opinion, for what's it's worth. Why can't we share the Scotts Valley skate park? Why can't there be a scheduled time for the children who want to ride their scooters, say 9 to 10 a.m., with another scheduled time in the afternoon, then clear it out for the skateboarders. Having the children with scooters mixed up with the skateboarders seems a little dangerous to me.
While visiting in Grenoble, France, a few years ago, I noticed that they have a train that goes through the town. The train comes out of a submerged area into the open area. Later in the day, as I went for a walk, I could hear some roaring noise that came out of the submerged tunnel-like tube. I inquired about it and I was astonished at the answer. Residents told me that since the train runs only once a day, usually at 10 a.m., they then turn the tunnel over to the skateboarders in the afternoon, since there are long sidewalks on either side of the rails. Now, that's what I call sharing.
Mary Petrini, Scotts Valley