City Unveils Plans for New Skate Park

City Unveils Plans for New Skate Park

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MOBILE, Alabama -

It's been in the works for about a year now but Wednesday we got our first look at a planned skate park in Mobile.

Mayor Sam Jones showed off the layout at a press conference Wednesday morning.

The 8,500 square foot skate park would go in a Public Safety Memorial Park, but will cost about $400,000.

The mayor has come under fire on the campaign trail from challenger Sandy Stimpson, but Jones says the park is proof to the contrary.

"This year we are spending about $3.7 million on recreational activities and parks and some of that is upgrades and lighting systems, walking trails are being installed and we do understand the need for it and we are addressing quality of life issues as we go forward," said Jones.

Plans will need final approval for the council before the project is bid out. The Mayor says he hopes to have everything completed by the end of the year.

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