Wednesday, June 12, 2013

City Breaks Ground on NE Regional Skate Park

Project is the First to Use 2012 Quality of Life Funds
Rendering of the future skate park. (

City Engineering workers prepare
for today's groundbreaking.
The City of El Paso broke ground today on the future Skate Park at the Northeast Regional Park, the first project to receive funding from the 2012 Quality of Life Bonds and start construction. Voters approved $245 million for parks, recreation, open space and zoo improvements.

The skate park will be located immediately to the north of the baseball diamonds in the Northeast Regional Park. According to the site plan, the park will have three to four distinguishable skating areas, including dynamic bowls, swimming-pool style areas, a curving half-pipe, and an area filled with stairs and railings. Officials hope to have the skate park completed by January 2014.
The site plan shows the park layout and parking areas.

The $1.436 million contract has been awarded to Medlock Commercial Contractors, LLC, of El Paso. The contract includes construction of two parking areas that will serve the skate park. Medlock has previously worked on Bulldog Championship Park in Socorro and the Vinton Municipal Park, according to its website (