City officials led by Mayor Ruffy Biazon and Rep. Jaime Fresnedi held the groundbreaking for the Muntinlupa City Skate Park.
The skate park, located in Barangay Tunasan, is part of the Muntinlupa City government’s vision to develop the next generation of Asian Games gold medalist Margielyn Didal.
Muntinlupa Mayor Ruffy Biazon, Rep. Jaime Fresnedi, Vice Mayor Artemio Simundac and city councilors and officials hold the groundbreaking ceremony for the Muntinlupa City Skate Park in Barangay Tunasan (Photo from Muntinlupa PIO)
Margielyn Didal at the opening ceremony of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China (Instagram)
“This facility will provide an engaging space for local skaters to connect with each other and develop their skills as individuals. It also gives us the unique opportunity to harness these skaters to help us develop athletes for medal events,” said Biazon.
He said the skate park was a result of Muntinlupa bagging the Seal of Good Local Governance, which had an incentive of P7 million. The fund will be used for the project.
The skate park will feature facilities primarily for skateboarding, such as quarter pipes and practice rails. It can also serve as a venue for various events and competitions, with an audience area and view deck for spectators to enjoy the action.
With Didal’s memorable gold medal-finish in the Asian Games and the success of skateboarding in the recent SEA Games, the Muntinlupa LGU is likewise committed to creating facilities such as running tracks, training centers, and skate parks as part of its overall strategy to develop athletes.