Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Nazareth Skate Park plans progress

Council accepted a bid Monday night to construct a skate park at the entrance to the borough park on Broad Street. Officials hope the $60,000 investment removes skaters from areas shared with pedestrians or owned by businesses.

Councilman Jack Herbst championed the park and raised the necessary money. He solicited assistance from Northampton County and several surrounding municipalities.

Herbst said the highway department already laid the macadam at the park and American Ramp Co. of Joplin, Mo., will install all of the equipment as soon as possible.

Herbst hopes in June to have skaters grinding on rails, using the fun box and practicing tricks on a picnic table designed for skaters rather than eaters.

Herbst said the skate park can accommodate dozens of participants.

Council also awarded a bid to install $7,000 of vinyl-covered fencing surrounding the skate park area.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on building a skatepark! Condolences on hiring American Ramp Company. While the skaters will hate the shoddy ramps and neighbors will hate the loud noises, the ramps will only be around for five years before they rust out. So it's a lose-lose situation for everyone. When will people learn that concrete is cheaper, more durable and infinitely more skateable?