New Skate Park To Open By June 30

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Early last spring when the project was still in its infancy, Town Parks Supervisor Nelson Beck predicted the much-anticipated Rumsey Park skate park could be completed by the end of June.

As it turns out, Beck's prognostication was on-target.

Last week, Amon Builders completed the 100-feet-by-100-feet concrete slab that will serve as the foundation for the park.

The slab was constructed where the old basketball courts were located just west of the Little League field.

According to Beck, the only obstacle in finishing the project is the arrival of almost $52,000 in equipment that has been ordered from a company in Brighton, Colo.

Parks and Recreation Director Bill Schwind, who ordered the equipment last spring, was not given a firm delivery date but was told the order would be filled in mid-May.

Beck said he expects delivery time to be about one month from that date.

The skate park will feature state-of-the-art facilities, including a launch ramp, spine ramp, trick quarter pipe, half pipe, fun box and Bauer box with handrail.

To construct and design a purposeful facility, the P&R Department held meetings last fall to obtain feedback from potential users.

For more information, Schwind traveled to both a public skate park owned by the City of Phoenix and a private indoor facility known as "The Zone" in Scottsdale.

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