Northeast skate park set to open Thursday
POSTED: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 5:13pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 5:20pm
El Paso, TX — The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will host a Ribbon Cutting Dedication Ceremony on Thursday, June 12 at 8:00 a.m. for the new Northeast Regional Skate Park, 11270 McCombs Dr. in northeast El Paso.
The lighted Skate Park with security lights was funded by 2012 Quality of Life Bond monies and will be the 12th skate park built that is managed by the city Parks and Recreation Department. The project’s total cost was 1.5 million dollars and covers 25,000 square feet which is almost double the size of the Carolina Skate Park, (14,000 sq. ft.) which was previously the largest skate park in the city built in 2003.
The features at the skate park include 65 deciduous trees, 11 pine trees, rock mulch landscaping, rain harvesting basins, benches with shade, sidewalks and 133 regular parking spaces.
The skate park itself will have a variety of embankments such as a snake run, banked dip, a door way, flat rails, rollers, vertical extensions and much, much more. Tracy Novak, city Parks and Recreation Director said, “We are truly excited to open this latest project from the 2012 Bond Issue for the citizens of El Paso.”