L.A. County Beaches & Harbors showed signs in a recent meeting with city representatives it is willing to consider the Zuma Beach parking lot as a temporary location for a skate park.
Malibu has been without a skate park since Papa Jack's closed in October 2011. The city has been looking for a temporary place for the skatepark.
City staff met with officials from L.A. County Beaches & Harbors last week about relocating the Papa Jack's ramps to the Zuma Beach parking lot, according to Bob Stallings, Malibu's Parks & Recreation director.
"Conceptually, everyone agrees this site has potential," Stallings said.
Another meeting is planned soon to flush out some of the details, he said.
Meanwhile, work is continuing on the design for a permanent home for the park. The council recently OKed a $38,000 contract to Santa Cruz-based Wormhoudt Inc. for design services for a permanent skate facility at Bluff's Park in Malibu.
Wormhoudt has designed more than 125 skateparks since 1974, according to a city staff report.