Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Memphis Skatepark Planned

Posted on Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Skatelife Memphis reports that the city's new skatepark will be at Tobey Fields.

Because it has outdoor lighting, the Avery Avenue park will allow for night skating.

In a recent survey, many respondents cited Overton Park as the preferred location for the skatepark, but it would not have provided enough skate space or night skating.

From Skatelife's blog: "In the winter, night skating becomes the only option with the lack of daylight and in the summer it's the only time that's cool enough to skate without getting heat stroke."

Skatelife Memphis says the park should be complete in 2010.

To visit Skatelife Memphis, click here.

To read a previous Flyer story about the proposed skatepark, click here.

To read about a demonstration the city held to determine how many people would use a skatepark, click here.


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