My wanderings downtown Tuesday took me to the small park at Madison Avenue and West Second Street, where I saw a big ditch and preparations for construction.
It might be for the skate park for which the City Council approved a design contract last month with Hood Skateparks of Gladstone. The site is on the east side of the park, where annual basketball tournaments have been held. The design contract cost was $15,000. Construction, at an estimated cost of $250,000, will come from Open Space funds.
It was nice to see quite a few parents in the park with young children enjoying the swings and slide. The construction area is fenced off from the play areas.
The skate park will be 5,000 square feet. Currently, skateboarders frequent the plaza next to Dunkin' Donuts on West Front Street.