The city of Greenwood is moving forward on plans to transform a 25-year-old skatepark. The city’s Parks & Recreation Board selected Hunger Skateparks to construct the more than $280,000 project in Northeast Park.
The city says construction on the 7,800-square-foot skatepark is scheduled to begin in the spring, with completion expected in the summer.
“From start to finish, this project has been a collaborative effort between the Parks department, community members, and industry experts,” said Greenwood Parks & Recreation Director Rob Taggart. “We can’t wait to see the final product and open it up for residents and visitors.”
During the development process, the Greenwood Parks & Recreation Department partnered with Hunger Skateparks to engage community members on design ideas. After a virtual workshop, the city says the design was updated to include mini quarter pipes, bowl pockets with jumps, various stair combo sets, and a China bank with a manual, among other features.
The city says the foundation for the skatepark will be made of poured-in-place concrete to provide a permanent foundation. A portion of the project is being funded through a federal Community Development Block Grant.