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Posted on: July 17, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Sterling Heights leaders to host ceremonial groundbreaking for skatepark

As part of the Recreating Recreation initiative passed by voters in 2016, City of Sterling Heights officials will be hosting a ceremonial groundbreaking for a skate park set to be completed, weather dependent, later this fall.

Who: Mayor Michael C. Taylor and members of the Sterling Heights City Council, City Manager Mark Vanderpool and City staff. 

What: Brief ceremonial shovel photo-op and a few words from Mayor Taylor.

When: 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, July 18.

Where: Sterling Heights City Campus, between Public Library and 41A District Court Building.

Details: As part of the Recreating Recreation initiative passed by voters in 2016, City of Sterling Heights officials will be hosting a ceremonial groundbreaking for a skate park set to be completed, weather dependent, later this fall. The City Council approved funding for the skate park this May, which will be completed by Portland, Oregon-based company Evergreen Skateparks, LLC. The skate park location is on open, City-owned land between the Public Library and the 41A District Court.

From inception, Recreating Recreation has planned for the addition of a skatepark to the new City’s new recreational amenities. Skateparks attract and provide recreational opportunities to teenagers, who traditionally tend to be an underserved segment of the recreational population in many communities. The City’s planning team envisions a skatepark that provides a unique, fun, and multi-purpose amenity for skateboarders, bmx bicyclists, and the general public.

Contact: For more information, please contact Community Relations Director Bridget Kozlowski at (586) 446-2471 or bkoz@sterling-heights.net.

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