Applications are being accepted from citizens interested in serving on the new Skate Park Ad Hoc Committee, an advisory group to the Fullerton Parks and Recreation Commission and the City Council.
Deadline for returning applications is Thursday, March 29.
The nine-member committee will oversee the proposed re-opening and future operation of the Skate Park, which is located at Independence Park, 301 W. Valencia Drive, just east of Euclid Street.
Seven members of the Ad Hoc Committee will be community volunteers, and the remaining two will be staff members of the Fullerton Parks and Recreation Department.
The Skate Park was originally opened in December 2000 and operated for a number of years with minimal issues. However, in recent years the facility became a hang-out for drug users, causing significant policing problems for the city.
In March 2010, the City Council ordered the closing of the Skate Park while city staff formulated alternatives for the facility, with the goal of re-opening it sometime in the near future.
Applicants for the Skate Park Ad Hoc Committee must be at least 18 years of age. While a Fullerton residency is not required of applicants, it is preferred.
Committee members will serve on a voluntary basis, and there is no financial remuneration. Some commission and committee members may be required by state law to file conflict of interest disclosure statements.
Applications and further information may be obtained by calling the Fullerton Parks and Recreation Office at (714) 738-6575, or by visiting the office on the basement floor of Fullerton City Hall, 303 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Persons requiring special accommodations to serve on the committee are asked to notify the Parks and Recreation staff when filing their applications.