I don't want to see another summer go by without a skate park either. I don't know any of these kids or their parents, but I've seen the skateboarders around town trying to find a place to practice their sport. I've also followed the shameful stall by our city commissioners in proceeding with the promised and budgeted for skate park for these athletes.
Mayor John Bowling and Commissioner Chester Kavanaugh have said they would not vote for the skate park at Jackson Park, although a good, fenced tennis court surface already exists there and the budgeted $50,000 could, therefore, be spent on the needed modules.
There are three other voters on the city commission. Wouldn't it be great if they would respect the kids, who have patiently and professionally gone through all of the right channels, deliver on their promise and build the skate park - this summer!