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Skate Plaza to open NOVEMBER 13th!

by Administrator 20. October 2010 08:35

BY KARI PETRIE • KPETRIE@STCLOUDTIMES.COM • OCTOBER 20, 2010

The St. Cloud skate plaza at Heritage Park will open Nov. 13, Parks and Recreation Director Scott Zlotnik said.

The 20,000 square-foot plaza is being paid for through the Park Improvement Fund, private donations and Municipal State Aid.

Skate park supporters continue to raise money for the project and have raised more than $120,000 so far, according to the plaza’s website. The project’s budget is $516,000.

The plaza is concrete with green space and features rails, banks and high curbs.

The skate plaza isn’t the only city project that crews are trying to finish before snow flies.

The Lake George/Eastman Park improvements are under construction with a majority of its work done this fall and final landscaping to be completed in the spring.

This week crews will test the granite fountain, Zlotnik said.

The fountain is at the northeast corner of Lake George and features 14 pieces of granite, including pillars that are 13 feet tall.

They also are putting in the track that will go around the lake and doing additional seeding and planting.

The project includes a walking path and a separate running-biking-skating path, parking lots and a pier-like overlook so visitors can see the swans and ducks.

The $3.26 million project is being paid for through local sales tax and money raised by the Rotary Club.