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City of Lakeland Seeks Skateboarder Input for Park Design

The City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation Department will host a public workshop seeking input from the skateboarding community on Monday, June 18th at 7 p.m. in the Magnolia Building (702 East Orange Street).  The City of Lakeland is currently exploring options for a new City owned skate park and facilitators want direct feedback from end users on what they would like to see incorporated into the park.

The workshop will be facilitated by Littlejohn Engineering and Team Pain, a skater owned company that designs and builds skate parks. Skateboarders and those interested in the project are invited to attend the workshop so community ideas can be incorporated into the park’s design.

Littlejohn Engineering has managed the infrastructure planning, surveying and engineering of well over 3,000 projects throughout the United States. The firm oversees projects that involve multiple disciplines that include landscape architecture, urban planning, municipal and utility engineering, community planning and economic development.

Team Pain specializes in custom concrete skate park facilities. The company has been providing design and construction experience to municipalities around the globe in concrete skate park facilities since 1997. Team Pain has over 30 years experience with professional riders and they are known for their challenging “first-ever” structures that push the limits of skateboarding.

The City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation Department is in the preliminary stages in designing a new skate park that is being planned for construction this winter and opening spring 2013.  It is very important to the design team that elements from local skateboarders are incorporated into the design.  Those interested in skateboarding should attend the workshop meeting on Monday, June 18th at 7 p.m. in the Magnolia Building.  For more information regarding the workshop, please contact Pam Page with the City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation Department at 863/834-6088 or via email at Pamela.page@lakelandgov.net.

 




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