"I believe that those who did the vandalism at the park and did this vulgar graffiti, in my opinion they were retaliating because they were angry the park wasn't open" she said. "It's only a minority of the skaters, because I believe the majority of the skating community does respect this park, and I believe it will be better utilized [with the changes]."
But what if there is another incident, now that the park is more open and unsupervised?
"If this is abused and the reoccurrence of vandalism and vulgar graffiti happens, as recreation director I will recommend that the cement bowl be filled in with dirt and permanently blacktopped, and that the steel structures be sold to other municipally operated skate parks," said Terricola. "It's up to the skating community."