SALISBURY, Md. – After sevenlong years, skateboarders in Salisbury may soon get a skate park of their own.
The city council votedunanimously to hire a construction company to design and build the park Mondaynight. The funding for phase one is in and a design session is being plannedwith local skaters in the next couple of months. Phase one will be a6,000-square-foot park that will include a bowl and several street andtransition elements. If all goes to plan, the park is expected to be open bylate fall.
Community DevelopmentDirector Debbie Stam donated $2,000 towards the project, which she says isextremely personal to her.
Phase two will consist of8,000-square-feet. An application is pending with the Community Parks and Playgroundsdivision of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to receive funding forthe second phase.
Salisbury Skatepark Inc.is accepting donations for phase two. All donations are now tax deductible, asthe organization has recently been recognized as an official 501(c3) non-profit.