Dear Mr. Elliott,
Due to the continued high use of the Mount Trashmore Skate Park, City Council endorsed Parks and Recreation's recommendations to continue to address the action sports need in Virginia Beach by appropriated funding to design and build a second skate park in Virginia Beach. Based on feedback similar to yours, an all-concrete skate plaza was recommended as the second park. For several reasons, Woodstock Community Park was chosen as the location for the skate plaza.
While it will be smaller than the DC Shoes Kettering skate plaza, the Woodstock skate plaza was also designed by Site Design Group out of Tempe, AZ. I've attached a final concept plan for the Woodstock Skate Plaza herewith. To learn more about the Woodstock Skate Plaza, please visit this City website: http://www.vbgov.com/dept/parks/design/0,,24079,00.html
The construction plans for the plaza are complete and the project will be advertised for construction bids this Sunday, September 17 in the Virginian-Pilot. If the bids come in within budge, we hope to break ground on the plaza this November with a grand opening in Spring 2007. Because the estimated cost of the plaza is much more than was budgeted, the City will be applying to DC Shoes Foundation to reimburse part of the construction costs.
Feel free to give me a call to discuss this project.
Brian S. Solis, AICP
City of Virginia Beach
Department of Parks and Recreation - Design & Development Division
2408 Courthouse Drive - Municipal Center, Building #21
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9016
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