Crestview offered skate park equipment

Published: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 02:03 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Skaters here may soon get to ollie, tailslide and kickflip locally if the City Council accepts a donor’s offer of $120,000 worth of park equipment.

The “like-new” prefabricated skate park equipment, including ramps and lighting, was “put in place by a government agency that then didn’t want them,” Public Works Director Wayne Steele said.

Anthony Hemphill, whose family periodically donates equipment to regional municipalities, recently made the offer, and extended the original Feb. 2 deadline because of the storm, Steele said. City leaders, who would formally vote on the matter during a later public meeting, would have to approve stormwater management systems and electrical work for the proposed Twin Hills Park site and pay $55,000 to install the equipment.

The park would be access-controlled by swipe cards issued after users signed waivers or, in the case of minors, had them signed by their parents, Steele said.

CRA funding available 

In January 2013, a skate park and dog park were proposed as Community Redevelopment Agency-funded improvements.

CRA money would be used for the city’s match toward the Hemphills’ donation if approved, Steele said.



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