Skatepark closing for renovation
By: Channel 8 Eyewitness Newsroom
Press Release from Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department
Tierra Park skatepark on S. 27th Street and Tierra Drive will close during the week of August 29 for renovation. J.J. Yost, Planning and Construction Manager for the Parks and Recreation Department, said the current facility has reached the end of its lifespan. The equipment will be replaced with more progressive concrete elements, and the existing concrete pad will be repaired. The project is expected to take about six weeks.
Yost said the skateboarding community provided input on the project, and the renovated skatepark will appeal to users of various experience levels. He said the concrete features require less periodic maintenance and are better suited to extreme weather conditions. “The evolution of skatepark design, construction techniques and materials allow us to make the new facility more attractive and durable while staying within our repair and replacement budget,” Yost said.
During construction, skateboarders are encouraged to visit the City’s other skatepark in Peter Pan Park near 33rd and “X” streets.
For more information on the project, contact Yost at 402-441-8255 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Images of the redesigned Tierra Park skatepark are available on the Parks and Recreation website at parks.lincoln.ne.gov.