From Bryan McLoone's report for KODE News:
The council also voted to select a construction group to build the new city skate park at Ewert Park. American Ramp Co. from Joplin was selected out of five proposals received by the city. Before construction starts, the city will hold three future public input sessions to allow the skating community to voice their ideas for what they would like to see at the park.
"I think that's going to appeal to a lot of kids. And I'm excited to be able to add that to our park system here in Joplin," said Mike Seibert, Joplin Mayor.