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Skate Park to again be addressed in Commerce

By Scott Harvey

Commerce – A group of Commerce citizens are again to appear before the City Council Tuesday night, seeking a resolution of support for the creation of a Skate Park at Centennial Park. Council will also consider matching a portion of the group's initial funds raised.

The idea for the Skate Park was presented to council last month by Barbara Lenington, and her 15-year-old son Hunter. At the time, the two had received signatures from 745 residents who supported the idea.

The group is hoping to build an 8,000-10,000 square foot all-cement skate park that would accommodate not only skateboarders but rollerbladers, BMX bikes, and the like.

Total cost for such a venue is estimated at $200,000, with hopes of obtaining a majority of those funds through grants. The group is already working to become a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to assist in the grant process.

Tuesday's meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Commerce City Hall, 1119 Alamo St.

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