Citizens Can Influence New Skate Park Design

5:52 PM, Jul 11, 2013   |    comments
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Skaters in Macon have two options when it comes to skating - they can go to Central City Skate Park downtown, or they can go home.

A meeting tonight will start to improve that.

Central City Skate Park is open seventeen hours per week, and the county is looking to provide skaters with a newer park. Skaters can voice their opinions about the new park's design, which the Bibb County Parks and Recreation Department hopes to complete within this year.

Clockwork Skate Shop manager Earl Freeman is attending the meeting at Rosa Jackson Community Center.

"We're just [going to] discuss what we want to see in the park, and how we want it designed and constructed," said Freeman. "Everyone's shooting for an outdoor, public, concrete skate park."

According to Doc Dougherty, Bibb County Parks and Recreation director, the county plans to put $200,000 to $300,000 towards the new park.

The meeting is running from 5-8 pm, on Thursday, July 11, 2013.

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