HARRODSBURG - Kids may soon be doing handplants and ollies in Harrodsburg.
The Anderson-Dean Community Park board voted Tuesday to recommend that the local governments raise money for a skatepark. They studied the issue for 90 days, and once board members saw a petition with the signatures of 200 kids, they knew there was a need, Bill Wickliffe, board chairman, said today in a telephone interview.
The board hopes to build a park for $80,000. County and city governments told the park board that they would try to raise the money through grants and donations. "The park is for people of all ages 2 -82," Wickliffe said. "For the kids that don't play baseball or soccer, but do have skateboards, we want to reach them too."
The concrete pad will be 110 feet by 60 feet, and will have equipment secured on it. The board hopes that it will attract athletes from all over.