PASADENA — Council is looking at installing a new skateboard facility behind the Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department building later this year.
The town had a skate park in that general location but it was removed when officials thought that the area would have been used for the new multi-purpose building which has been behind schedule and will begin this spring.
“It was also unsafe, it had some old wood structures,” said Mayor Otto Goulding, who spoke about the project at Monday’s public town council meeting.
“It did not meet with safety regulations, but we are looking at getting a more modern (park).”
Goulding said skateboard parks can be expensive, so the town is looking at being as cost effective as possible. There are funds earmarked from the Come Home 2012 event, which he said could cover most of the project.
Pasadena is not the first to see skateboarding as a potential fitness activity for youth. Deer Lake recently installed a modern skate facility near the public sports fields off Bennett Avenue, complete with a special surface, jumps and ramps, at a cost of about $15,000.