The skate park will be a hybrid design for beginner to intermediate skaters from the surrounding neighborhood and adjacent Boys and Girls Club. The total disturbed area for the concrete skate park will be 15,000 square feet which will allow for approximately 12,000 square foot of active skateable space with opportunities to capitalize on perimeter contours. The excavation for the skate park will vary between nine and one feet with 1500 cubic yards of soil exported. An eight foot deep bowl will be located on the west side of the designated area. A street plaza including amenities and transitional design such as stairs, handrails, ramps, and grinding rails will be located on the east side of the skate park. A linear pump track will connect these two amenities.
The existing parking lot, pedestrian sidewalk and turf area will be maintained for the use of the skateboarders. The project will be accessed by pedestrians from Raleigh Street and both pedestrians and vehicles can access the park from Riviera Street. Guardrails might be used to reduce pedestrian access into the active skate park area.
The project will also include 7,000 square feet of improved landscaping to the south of the parking lot which will require 500 cubic yards of export. Four trees will be removed but a minimum of eight trees will be planted with the new project.
The project includes skate park use lighting. The number and location of the lights will be determined after a photometric study is completed but it is expected that 200’ of trenching will be required for the lighting. The existing park security lighting might be enhanced. There will be no light spillover at the property lines and the skate park use lighting will be turned off at the close of the park, typically at 10:30 p.m. Security lighting will be left on throughout the night.
The east side of the parking lot will be used for construction staging.