A success for Skatepark supporters - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

A success for Skatepark supporters

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Kendrick Johnson family in Albany

    Kendrick Johnson family in Albany

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:33 AM EDT2014-04-23 08:33:54 GMT
    Wednesday morning the family of Kendrick Johnson will make an appearance at ASU to speak to students about their case, its all part of the university's criminal justice week. Those organizing the presentationMore >>
    Wednesday morning the family of Kendrick Johnson will make an appearance at ASU to speak to students about their case, its all part of the university's criminal justice week.More >>
  • Major road project takes a step forward

    Major road project takes a step forward

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:02:45 GMT
    Lee County Commissioners are close to approving a route for a major road project that will connect the east and west parts of the county. Tuesday night, they heard from Georgia Tech engineers who studiedMore >>
    Lee County residents will soon have the chance to give their opinions on a major road project.More >>
  • City leaders approve new rules for model airplanes

    City leaders approve new rules for model airplanes

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:59:14 GMT
    Albany city commissioners approve new rules for model airplanes.      Following complaints from some people who live near Hilsman Park a citizen's advisory committee spent months studying the issue andMore >>
    Albany city commissioners approve new rules for model airplanes.      Following complaints from some people who live near Hilsman Park a citizen's advisory committee spent months studying the issue andMore >>

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

 

Powered by WorldNow