The Greenfield Recreation Department will hold a public meeting on Thursday, April 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. to receive input from the public on design concepts for the City’s new skatepark. The meeting will be held at the department’s offices at 20 Sanderson Street on the second floor.
Mayor Roxann Wedegartner recently signed the contract for the $780,000 project, which will be constructed in the northern portion of what is now the public parking lot between Chapman and Davis streets in downtown Greenfield. The park is being designed by Pillar Design Studios, which has been involved in similar projects in Turners Falls, Springfield and Worcester.
“Halfpipe or curb, ledge or mini ramp, this is the opportunity for the community to weigh in on what should be included in our new skatepark,” said Recreation Director Christy Moore. “There’s a lot of excitement about this project and we want to make sure it includes the design elements our skaters want. They’ve been waiting a long time for this day to come!”
The project is supported by $350,000 in City capital funds, $30,000 in donations from the community and a $400,000 state Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities (PARC) grant. If all goes as planned, construction could start as early as midsummer and must be finished by late spring of 2023.