Skaters could get a Crestview park

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Skaters could soon find a safe environment to Ollie and grind should Crestview's long-discussed skate park become a reality.

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Published: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 20:32 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The city’s skating fraternity could be Ollying, tail sliding and grinding in a $70,000, city-run skateboard park if Public Works Director Wayne Steele’s preliminary research bears fruit.

Steele presented the concept of a Twin Hills skate park to the Community Redevelopment Agency board during its Monday evening meeting. The board unanimously approved directing Steele to pursue more information so he could prepare requests for proposals for the city to issue.

Steele reported that a glade in the park’s southwest corner, also considered for a dog park, excited Sanford-based CHP Engineering firm representatives and raised potential for a skate park.

“They thought it was a great location because of the topography and the retention pond already there, there would be very little site work needed,” Steele said.

The firm said construction would cost approximately $30-35 per square foot.

“We could make a real nice park of 2,000 square feet,” Steele said. “That’s $70,000.”



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