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Town Council to Review Design and Funding for Permanent Skatepark

  • 2 July 2015
Town Council to Review Design and Funding for Permanent Skatepark

The Vail Town Council will review the proposed design and funding for a permanent skatepark to be constructed at the Lionshead parking structure at its regular evening meeting on Tuesday, July 7. The item is listed sixth on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers with opportunities for public comment.

California Skateparks, one of the world’s premier skatepark builders, has been working with the town staff and local skaters to develop a design that would utilize the unused space between the two parking decks. During Tuesday’s meeting, the Town Council will review the proposed design and $1.3 million construction budget for the project which would be built by California Skateparks.

The design includes a large variety of street and transition style elements and also includes a signature “vert” feature, mini-bowl and full size halfpipe.

If the skateboard park project is approved by Town Council, construction could potentially take place this fall. A seasonal skatepark has been in use nearby since 2007 and is nearing the end of its useful life.

For more information, view the staff memo or contact Todd Oppenheimer, the town’s capital projects manager, at 970-479-2161.

 

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