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I drove by the skatepark in Babcock Park this morning and noticed that most of the structures had been removed. A Bobcat was there, open, but unoccupied. Anyone know what’s going on?
I think David L. took the structures for lack of rubric.
I got an email from T.J. Heinricy, Street/Park Supervisor:
The skateboard coalition asked to have the park closed at the end of September. So it was convenient to move the equipment today.
Hmmmm. I wonder why would they want the park closed now when there’s at least another month of decent weather to use it? There must be some other factors in their request, other than the season’s over.
I’m a Carleton student covering the skatepark progress as part of a journalism class, and I attended today’s weekly meeting of the Northfield Skateboard Coalition at the Key. The temporary skatepark was taken down partly because of the colder weather on the way, but mostly because its plywood structures have been damaged by overuse to the point of being unsafe. The NSC said that they and the city were concerned that someone might get hurt skating in the park.
Thanks much for updating us, Leaf.
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