Only two weeks ago the long planned Venice Skatepark finally opened. It’s been getting amazing reviews from locals and every time I’ve walked past it’s been packed with skaters of all ages and passers by of even more all ages. But there’s already trouble in paradise, Yo Venice! reports that the LAPD has informed the Venice Surf and Skate Association (who built the park) that they can no longer provide security when the park is closed, which has instantly resulted in the homeless population of the surrounding area moving into the park. The face value problems this poses are obvious, but on a larger scale this is the kind of thing that could cause the city to decide the park is more trouble than it’s worth a pull the plug on it. Yo Venice! explains how you can help. The park is really amazing and it would be a shame to lose it so quickly due to a few short sighted decisions. Image via Yo Venice!