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Salisbury Skatepark Looking for Financial Support

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SALISBURY, Md.- The Salisbury Skatepark Committee has been fighting for the better part of a decade to bring a free public skatepark to the city.  The committee has its approval and the land.  All that is left is the financial support of the skating community.

The next Dew Tour champion could be living in Salisbury right now with no where to fine tune their craft.  But there is a skatepark on the way for those extreme sports enthusiasts.

"We hope for it to be in the neighborhood of 20 to 25 thousand square feet when complete.  It is being built in two phases.  The first phase will be approximately 14 thousand square feet and that phase will include many features that will be usable by skaters of all types," said Salisbury Skatepark Committee member, Chip Carper.

The hope is to bring many of the features skaters can find in other skateparks to the new one in Salisbury.  The committee has received grant money from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources for over $200,000, as well as grants from other organizations.  But there are certain requirements for using that money.

"We have to match that.  We have the Tony Hawk Foundation which Tony Hawk is a world famous skater.  We have a grant from him which we have to match and then the Department of Natural Resources, we have to match their grant as well," said Carper.

The first phase of the project is funded and the money is match but the second phase of construction is where the committee will need to lean on the community.

"You wanted it.  Now we've got it and we need your help.  I know that 9 and 10 year old kids are going to clean out their piggy banks and we want the adults that skate to clear out their bank accounts if you will.  We'll take any donation from pocket change to 100 thousand dollars," said Carper.

The committee hopes to continue planning the project, send it out to bid, and hope to break ground on the skatepark by next fall.

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