Dog, skate park discussions deferred until April 8 meeting

Wayne Steele CRA

Crestview Public Works Director Wayne Steele indicates the location of a proposed skate and dog park on an aerial photo of Twin Hills Park.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, March 29, 2013 at 12:14 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The Community Redevelopment Agency agreed Monday evening to defer discussion of a proposed skate park and dog park until its April 8 meeting.

The decision came because a final report is unready for consideration; additionally, the deferral will allow the new board to be seated after it takes office April 1.

Public Works Director Wayne Steele said he and police officer Sam Kimmons met with student skaters at Crestview High School, who offered input on the skate park's amenities. A set of stairs topped the students’ wishlist.

"It's one of the main obstacles they like to go down," Steele said, adding the kids requested "at least five" steps.

Stairs were already among the park’s features under consideration. The kids responded enthusiastically to the proposed skate park, he said.

The proposed skate park and dog park would be adjacent to each other and situated on Twin Hills Park’s north side.

Steele said he has also discussed Garden Park improvements with representatives of the Dogwood Garden Club, which collaborates with the city to beautify the triangular public space at the foot of Main Street.



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