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Greenwood unveils plans for renovation of Northeast Skatepark

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Posted at 11:31 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 23:31:30-05

GREENWOOD — The city of Greenwood on Thursday revealed the final design for its plans to renovate the 25-year-old skatepark in Northeast Park.

The city announced that earlier this month the city's parks and recreation board selected Hunger Skateparks to complete the $287,250 project. Construction is expected to begin in early spring with the anticipated completion during the summer.

"From start to finish, this project has been a collaborative effort between the parks department, community members, and industry experts," Rob Taggart, Greenwood Parks & Recreation director, said. "We can't wait to see the final product and open it up for residents and visitors."

As part of the process, the city partnered with Hunger Skateparks to engage community members on design ideas. Following a virtual workshop, the design was updated to include mini quarter pipes, bowl pockets with jumps, various stair combo sets, a China bank with a manual, and more.

The skatepark will be 7,800 square feet, the city said.

The foundation for the skatepark will be made of poured-in-place concrete to provide a permanent foundation instead of various ramps mounted onto asphalt. A portion of the project will be funded through a federal community development block grant.