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A success for Skatepark supporters

July 22, 2003

Albany - Some Albany skaters persuade city leaders to dig a little deeper into their pockets to build a skate park. Tuesday night, about 20 bikers and skate boarders asked commissioners to stand behind a proposed half-million dollar skate park proposed for this land on College Drive.

Now, the young people have to drive to Atlanta or Tallahassee to skate at others parks. And they spend big bucks while they are there. "We probably spend about $100 each on these trips," said skateboarder Jeremy Dyson. "We pay for the skating session, buy dinners, and always go shopping. If we had a skatepark here, Albany would get that money. The park would bring in a lot of sales tax revenue."

In a close vote, city commissioners denied the proposed recreation budget which didn't include money for the skatepark. But, they did not talk about how they would pay for the park.

Posted at 9:55PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com


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