JLDC Approves Additional Skatepark Funding

Additional funding to build the whole Jamestown Riverwalk Community Skatepark has been approved by the Jamestown Local Development Corp.

On Wednesday, the group approved a resolution to fund $480,000 to construct the whole park and for additional costs due to unexpected site work for soil remediation. The Jamestown City Council had already approved a similar resolution to use Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) funding for the skatepark last month.

Crystal Surdyk, city development director, said the original matching grant of $500,000, with $300,000 being provided by The Skate Park Project, in conjunction with the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, was only going to cover two-thirds of the costs for the park.

“This will give us the full park and the extra needed to take care of those extra environmental mitigation things that need to happen,” she said.

The Post Journal

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