Macon-Bibb hoping to attract competitions with Phase 2 of skate park
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Word on the asphalt is Macon-Bibb is working to expand its Central City Skate Park.
“The major upgrade is creating a bowl that skaters can use both beginners and advances skaters–something that they can come and use and test all their skills,” said Parks and Recreation Director Robert Walker.
Macon-Bibb Parks and Recreation chose none other than the very riders who shred that cement daily to help pick the design.
“California Skate Parks, they did the first phase of this and they did an awesome job. I mean we’ve had feedback from all over Georgia. People love this place and so we just wanna make sure that phase two is that good,” said local pro skateboarder Robbie Collins.
10,000 square feet of additional space costing around $500,000 may seem like a lot, but Walker says with phase 2 they’re looking to draw in more than just local riders.
“Most bowls are designed to be able to host competitions, so that’s what we’ve decided to do as well as give our skaters the opportunity to test their skills,” said Walker.
They’re engineering phase two to be yet another attraction for Macon-Bibb.
“The thing that we’re trying to do with the Macon park here is so we can have big competitions come through and not just small stuff,” Collins said. “We have to have a park that’s good enough caliber to bring those people and prize money to get people here,” he continued.
The aim is to make Central City Skate Park an oasis for skaters from all over and a way to wheel in some major money.
Phase one of the Skate Park cost the county $3.7 million–all of which came from the SPLOST. This next phase is SPLOST funded also.