Crestview City Council approves contract with a company that will design the city’s planned skateboard park

CRESTVIEW – A company from Joplin, Missouri, will design the city’s planned skateboard park.


The Crestview City Council on Monday approved paying up to $9,000 to American Ramp Company to design the facility, which will stand behind city fire station No. 3 on Brookmeade Drive.


The contract with American Ramp Company is for $7,500 plus reimbursable expenses, for an estimated total cost of $9,000.


Donations will cover about $6,000 of the total. The contractor who recently remodeled the interior of Walmart in Crestview donated about $2,500 and Hub City Skate, on Main Street, donated about $3,500 for the overall park project.


The skate shop has a GoFundMe account that continues to receive donations for the project.


City Manager Tim Bolduc anticipates the park’s design work to be completed by the end of April.


In response to a question from Councilwoman Cynthia Brown, Bolduc said the park’s construction cost is estimated to be at least $250,000.


The city plans to use donations, city funds, grants and corporate sponsorships to pay for the construction of the park, at least a portion of which could open in 2021.


The park will be a place “for kids to fit in” and stay out of trouble, Bolduc said during the council meeting.


In other business, the council approved the construction plans for a Dollar General store that will be built northwest of the intersection of Northview Drive and PJ Adams Parkway.


The store could be ready to open in about four or five months.


Councilman Andrew Rencich did not attend the meeting.