Thursday, June 19, 2014

New Skate Park Officially Opens in Northeast El Paso

One of the largest 2012 Quality of Life bond projects to date has been completed in Northeast El Paso. The Northeast Regional Skate Park held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Thursday to celebrate the official unveiling of the park.
Designed by California Skateparks of Upland, California, the new skate park includes 25,000 square feet of features. (www.californiaskateparks.com)

The skate park spans 25,000 square feet, becoming the largest such park in the city, and includes features such as “a snake run, banked dip, a door way, flat rails, rollers, (and) vertical extensions,” according to a press release.

Seventy-six trees, landscaping, stormwater elements, shaded benches, and sidewalks were also added as part of the project, which is located on the northern side of the 58-acre Northeast Regional Park located at 11270 McCombs Drive. There were 133 parking spaces created during the project.

“We are truly excited to open this latest project from the 2012 Bond Issue for the citizens of El Paso,” states Tracy Novak, the City’s Parks and Recreation Director, in the press release.

The $1.5 million project was the first to receive funding from Quality of Life bonds approved by voters in 2012. Voters approved a total of $245 million for parks, recreation, open space and zoo improvements.

Medlock Commercial Contractors, LLC, of El Paso completed the work, which began one year ago. Officials originally hoped to have the project completed early this year.

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