It's sad to see a 'true' graffiti artist's work ruined by the taggers...with TCT or SG or the pot smokers sign, 4:20...or even worse Mexican swear words. I used to paint over these at the park because I would see little kids come to the park with their dads to play on the weekends.
True skateboarders don't like painted surfaces...the paint compromises the contact of the wheels on the skateboard.
The suggestion for game tables might work somewhere, but not with wood...wood will end up in campfires the way the missing slats in the benches did.
A couple of years ago lights were installed along the lower border of the malecon so the walkway would be lighted in the evening, but some derelict smashed them...so much for that great idea.
A while back the police used to ride up and down the malecon on their motorcycles, but not any more. They never did anything anyway.
If the park was used for its intended purpose, I'm all for it....watching a good skateboarder skate is a real treat. At times they have a competition there and it draws in quite a crowd. Maybe it could become a TRUE skateboarders park, and THEY could take care of the negative elements that ruin it. Just thinking.....