Monday, February 02, 2015

Second meeting scheduled for skate park input

(From City of Joplin)

Citizens are invited to join the American Ramp Company (ARC) for a design meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 5. The meeting will take place at ARC, 601 S. McKinley in Joplin. This is the second meeting planned of three public sessions. The next meeting will Thursday, February 12. The meeting time and location are the same.

During these meetings, the American Ramp Company, a locally operated skatepark design firm, will show various design options for layouts for the new skatepark. Citizens are encouraged to come to participate and provide feedback for options within the design the new park.

Joplin’s Skatepark will be built in the former ball field area of Ewert Park, located just north of 7th Street on School Avenue. Funding for this newest addition is provided through the Parks and Stormwater Sales Tax, which voters renewed in the August 2011 election.

For more information about upcoming meetings, contact the American Ramp Company by calling (417) 206-6816 or email them at sales@americanrampcompany.com. Log onto Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202390468282200&set=a.1297707021924.41268.1807850229&type=1&theater for a look at their designs.

To view skate park design options....

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Joplin needs a new skate park just as much as a fish needs a bicycle

Anonymous said...

Put in a small lake like Lamar's instead.

Anonymous said...

Skate parks have such limited audiences that I think it is a waste. We need places for families to want to go together. Water park or a lake stocked to fish or even just trails that are pet friendly. Something that appeals to more.

Elias Rodriguez said...

Well, the skatepark is pertaining to more than 90% of the artistic uphold of this city. In case you haven't noticed, a lot of the vendors during the monthly Art Walk are run by people who skate, bike, longboard, etc. These people don't have anywhere to skate without getting in trouble by the Joplin Police, and the small limited ramp on Schifferdecker road that can maybe hold 20 people at MOST. This skatepark has been fought for by the likes of thousands of people (not only from Joplin, but surrounding areas) and lasted 3 years now, and we're just now getting results. It may not be a "family" or "pet" friendly environment, but we have so much money put into trails and wildlife reserves already. We have all of these 'family friendly' places in Joplin already, but do you see any areas for skateboarders? Yes, a shabby, rusted, 5 foot ramp that people let their children demolish anyways.

Anonymous said...

We don't have a fishing hole that's worth a flip. A large lake would have cleaned up the environment, brought in tourist (fishing, camping, skiing), and raise property values. It would have been a great investment.

Anonymous said...

Elias, thanks for the best laugh of the day.

Anonymous said...

3:10 Have you ever heard of Shoal Creek check it out it has fish.You just need to fish upstream from the turd plant.

Anonymous said...

Hey 7:16 opinions are like a**holes everyone has one.