I remember praying (literally) for news of a skatepark when I was a teenager growing up in Fayetteville. Now there’s a city-owned skatepark here at Walker park and according to the NWA Times, another is on the way in nearby Prairie Grove.
In a move that probably seems too good to be true to skaters around here, it looks like an $83,000+ skatepark is actually in the works. It seems as though the last remaining questions are who to buy the ramps from and what the design will be. Answers could come as early as this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. when the city’s park advisory board meets.
I’ve always liked Prairie Grove for various reasons but it just got a whole lot cooler if you ask me. In fact, the mayor was even quoted as saying, “There’s kids that don’t have anywhere to go to skate. And if you don’t have a skate park in your city, then your city’s a skate park.” Wow.
Those might be the smartest words I’ve never heard from an elected official. Congratulations Prairie Grove. And congratulations local skaters. Here’s hoping your new skatepark doesn’t hit any speed bumps along the way.