Thursday, September 07, 2006


Jaymie Stevens has an article in this week's PA Focus about a new initiative in McDonald to create a "skate park" at the western end of Heritage Park. It would be a specially-designed plaza on the existing hillside geared toward the needs of skateboard riders.

Jaymie's photo (above right; published in the PA Focus) was taken at the recent meeting held in the McDonald Council chambers where local residents, including many young people, came to give their input into the design and look of the skate park. I was pleased to have the opportunity to attend the meeting, which was sponsored by the borough's Parks & Recreation Board.

A subcommittee of the Parks & Recreation Board called the Skate McDonald Advisory Committee (SMAC) will lead the efforts to raise community involvement and grant funding for the project.

THANK YOU to Parks & Recreation Board Chairman Tom Rockwell and my fellow member of borough council, Patty Phillips, for getting this initiative off the ground!

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