Portage skateboard park manager wants better maintenance | Regional news
Little said it needed to be sorted out quickly.
“We won’t have anything in the future other than a tangible mess at the central Portage hub if the city doesn’t scale up,” Little said in an email. “The town received a gift to make life better in Portage and it neglected her and those who took years to get there and the money it took to get there.
Little said the skate park is raising money for phase three of the project and the group is just over $ 9,000 from its goal of $ 200,000.
Little said the skate park will be about 5,000 square feet, making it 13,000 square feet in total. The existing 8,000 square foot skate park includes ramps and a skating area already built at Goodyear Park.
This third phase will bring a large pool for skaters as well as a pair of clover bowls, a unique feature for a Midwestern skate park, according to Little.
Little says even though they donated funds for phase three, the group has no funding for maintenance.
Murphy said the city had proposed $ 50,000 allocated to phase three of the skate park in the 2022 budget, but it is not clear whether it will be approved by city council as the budget process goes on for it. ‘next year.