Madison, Community Group Can Create ‘All Wheel Spots’ For Skateboards, Bikes And More | Local government
Madison has one of the area’s best and most popular skate venues at McPike Park on the Near East Side, and now the town is working with a community group of skaters to create two smaller welcoming “wheel drive spots”. skateboards, roller skates and bikes.
McPike Park’s Goodman Skatepark, opened in 2015, is not designed to allow bicycles. An all-wheel-drive spot is a collection of do-it-yourself ramps and obstacles that can be used by skaters, cyclists, scooters, and other participants in wheeled action sports.
The city and the Madison Skatepark Fund hope to create the city’s first all-wheel-drive spots on the former tennis courts at Elvehjem Park on the Far East Side and on the former bleachers of a ball field in Warner. Park in the North Side. The City Parks Commission will consider the proposal on Wednesday.
“The all-wheel thing is actually a national trend,” said Patrick Hasburgh, “spokesperson” for the Madison Skatepark Fund, a group of volunteers that raised $ 700,000 of the $ 1.2 million. of the Goodman Skatepark and will be responsible for fundraising, materials and construction at the all-wheel drive locations.
“A place for all wheels could be as small as a concrete bench along a sidewalk or as large or even larger than a double tennis court as is proposed for Elvehjem Park”, a- he declared.