Granbury City Manager Wayne McKethan said Monday that the city likely will get started on the planned skate park near the City Park within the first few months of 2013, and possibly have it finished by early summer.
“We’re talking to different designers – primarily one designer,” McKethan said.
The city has focused first on the new “Woof Park” located not far from the baseball fields near Moore Street. It’s quicker and, at $20,000, much less expensive to put in place than the skate park.
The skate park will cost about $250,000. McKethan proposed to the City Council during the annual budget workshop in July that the city move forward on it.
The City Council agreed, and passed the budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 with the skate park folded in.
McKethan said the design will serve three purposes.
It will be a place for skateboarders, but will also accommodate BMX bikes and have an amphitheater for tournaments and other events.
The location of Crossland Road near the ballfields and the City Park was chosen because it already is lighted and is patrolled regularly by sheriff’s deputies, according to City Services Director Keith Callahan. The Law Enforcement Center is just a short distance away.
Like other parks, the skate park will be closed to the public after 11 p.m. each night.
McKethan cautioned that the timeline of having the park finished by early summer is not firmly cemented.
“That’s just a general time frame,” he said.
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