Skateboard ramp work to roll in 2003 |

Skateboard ramp work to roll in 2003

Carbondale’s recreation department hopes to boost its skateboard park construction budget by 50 percent in 2003, and get the facility built next summer.

Recreation Director Jeff Jackel said the town had budgeted $100,000 to build the facility this summer, but now hopes to increase the project’s budget to $150,000 for next year.

“The town budgeted $100,000 but that doesn’t go very far,” Jackel said. “With an extra $50,000, we could get a nicer park.”

Jackel said the extra $50,000 would come from either a state GOCO grant, which he will apply for in August, or from the town’s 2003 general fund budget.

Jackel said he is sending out requests for proposal to skateboard park companies for plans for $100,000 and $150,000 facilities, just in case the extra $50,000 falls through.

The skateboard park will be located on town-owned land at the North Face property, south of the Carbondale fire station.

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