Then there was light at the Black Pearl Skate Park.
After two years of trying, organisers finally have secured lighting for the facility — the second-largest of its kind in the world — in order to let children use the park after the sun goes down.
“We’re transitioning the park from just a regular skate park to a youth centre,” Cayman Islands Skateboard Association Chairman Michael Myles said. “As you know, the country has struggled overall to provide adequate facilities, certainly structure for young people. I believe this could be the answer to a lot of that. We have had — in my last two-and-a-half years of managing the park — we have over 1,600 young people that have been part of this.”
Myles said the lights and installation were all completed through private sector donations. He hopes to add other activities to the park — like basketball and regular chess club competitions — in the coming weeks.