Sugarloaf Skate Park Gets New Surface, Starting Today; Rec & Park Holds on Opening of Swim Beach

Big Bear Valley, CA — The Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District is readying for the summer season and, among their current projects, is a resurfacing of the Sugarloaf Skate Park, which started today (May 26). Recreation Supervisor Aaron Speer tells KBHR, “We are resurfacing the Sugarloaf Skate Park this week, laying concrete to replace the old, asphalt surface. Eighty-five percent of the skate park will be concrete, which we think will make for a better surface. We’re excited to have it open to skaters a week from Friday, on June 4th.” Other plans for summer activities include summer sports camps, featuring soccer, basketball, tennis and golf, as well as swimming lessons, and men’s and women’s softball leagues, which get underway in June. The Rec and Park District will also host a July 17 concert at Swim Beach, billed as an Eagles and Tom Petty tribute, the proceeds of which will benefit the Teen Center. Swim Beach will also be the setting for the Street Fair 2010 series, offered on July 10 and 24 and August 14 and 28. Swim Beach was slated to open, for use as a swim beach, for the Memorial Day weekend but, given current lake temperatures in the 40s, the recreation area will tentatively open on Saturday, June 5 instead. For more information on any of the above, visit or call 866-9700.