Skateboarders are one step closer to getting a park in Carpinteria.
The City Council voted to authorize city staff to do a feasibility study.
The in-house study would examine the potential costs, the possible locations and he exposure to liability.
In the late 1990's, the city had skate ramps made of wood in a parking lot, but weather made them difficult to maintain.
Members of the Carpinteria Skate Foundation applauded the move. They said parks in nearby cities are outdated. They believe a new park would attract tourists, too.
The study's findings will be release in late Spring during a public workshop.