Skate and dog parks proposed for Twin Hills Park

Published: Monday, January 28, 2013 at 09:53 PM.

The new suggested location also allows both parks to be bigger than planned, Steele said.

"We can have an area designated for beginners," Steele said, referring to skaters. "We would have (the dog park) subdivided for smaller dogs and larger dogs."

Steele said his department would consult with area kids to see what they would like to see in a skate park.

One young skater already offered some advice, he said.

"I met with one youth," he said. "One thing we eliminated is the bowl. Kids today don't like it. They say you have to be so good you can't use it." A bowl is a skating formation similar to an empty swimming pool.

Funding for the Twin Hills Park improvements would come from CRA funds and parks improvement budget money, Councilman Charles Baugh Jr. said.

Council and board President Ben Iannucci III raised several considerations, including the noise factor of the skate park, and whether there is adequate parking. In addition, he said, there was an aesthetic consideration.

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