Saturday, July 16, 2016

Skateboard Park Design Contract on Council Agenda

A long-desired skateboard park may be a step closer to reality if the City Council approves a contract for its design Monday.

A resolution to contract with Hood Skateparks of Gladstone is on the agenda, at an amount not to exceed $15,000.

A background document states, "The City of Plainfield would like to offer alternate recreation for the youth. Providing our youth with the opportunity to develop positive behaviors, which is the foundation of efforts in preventing crime and violence."

Please note the July 11 agenda-fixing and July 18 regular meeting were canceled.
The council will hold a special meeting
at 7 p.m. Monday, July 18
in Municipal Court.
There will be a public comment portion on resolutions, motions and first reading of ordinances before the council votes.

The location mentioned in the resolution is the Madison Avenue Playground. In 2013, a city-owned lot on East Fourth Street was the proposed location and the council authorized funds for soil testing and environmental services.

Skateboarders frequent the plaza in front of the office building at Park & Front, which is owned by the Union County Improvement Authority. The adjacent garage on Madison Avenue was used at times by skateboarders, though not with permission.



  1. I'm so glad to hear that we are doing something for the many kids who need to get off the streets and sidewalks and into a safe place to use their skateboards. I know the kids had a petition about this and I've been bugging the mayor and a few City Council members about this. I hope they do something. We could use two or on big one centrally located. It's about time.

  2. Well, at least the skateboarders got to use the parking garage, even if it was without permission. The rest of us have permission to use it but aren't allowed either.