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Public input sought by skate park designer

JAMES BALL

The public’s ideas and opinions on a new skate park in Truckee will be solicited during a meeting next Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Truckee Community Center.

A consultant from Wormhoudt Landscape Architects will attend the meeting to hear the public’s ideas on the proposed permanent skate park, which would be at the Truckee River Regional Park’s parking at the former site of the Farmer’s Market.

The new park will replace an older, wooden version which was housed at the high school and assembled each year. It will be concrete-based.

“We’ve had the wooden one for two years now and we saw that the community wanted a new park, so we’re putting in a permanent one,” said Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District General Manager Steve Randall.

Randall said the designer will solicit input from the public, which is invited to bring clay models, sketches and blueprints.

Wormhoudt has designed skate parks in Carson City, Ventura, Santa Cruz, Palo Alto, Napa, Yuba City, as well as the world’s first-ever skate park in California.

Regular meeting planned

In a regular meeting of the recreation district tonight, board members and the public will discuss the possibility of a disc golf course at the regional park.

Randall said specific issues to be discussed include financing and the exact location.

Time will also be allotted to hear more ideas on the proposed ice rink at the park.

Board members will also be updated on the activity center at the high school, which Randall said is slated to open in early January with a grand opening on Jan. 23.

The meeting is open to the public and will be at 6:30 p.m. at the community center.

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