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How you can provide input on a possible skate park in Gainesville
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Gainesville Parks and Recreation hopes to open a skate park at the intersection of High and Pine streets, the former Pine Street pool site. Residents can provide input about the park at a meeting Wednesday.

Gainesville Parks and Recreation wants to build a skate park at the intersection of Pine and High streets, and residents can provide input about the park and its design at a meeting Wednesday evening.

Construction will begin in fiscal year 2020, which begins July 1, 2019, according to Parks Director Melvin Cooper.

Requests for a skate park have grown in recent years, according to Cooper, and public meetings in 2008 and 2009 led to a skate park being one of the most requested facilities in the parks department’s master plan.

Lose Design in Lawrenceville will be designing the facility based on feedback from Wednesday’s meeting. Wally Hollyday, a California-based skate park designer, will seek input from local skaters and create a design that Lose Design can use for construction.

Community members can weigh in on the park at a meeting Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. in the Gainesville Middle School cafeteria.

Skate park design meeting

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3

Where: Gainesville Middle School cafeteria, 1581 Community Way