Skate park in the works — finally
After more than a decade of meetings, fundraising and false starts, it looks like Waynesville is finally getting a skate park. And it even has the Tony Hawk seal of approval.
Hawk, arguably the most famous skater in the world, wrote simply "Looks good!" on the park's building plans after the town applied for a Tony Hawk Grant of $5,000. The town ended up getting the money, which was rolled into the approximate $400,000 it has budgeted for this fiscal year to construct the park. That means the park is set to be completed by no later than June 30, 2013 — and that's for certain, explained Rhett Langston, Waynesville Rec Center executive director.
"It's definitely a done deal," he said. "It's definitely going to happen."
He added that the project will be put out to bid by early next year, with ...