Improvements to the Dudley Street skateboard park in Macomb could be ready to roll this spring.
Macomb Park District Commissioners this week agreed to accept the low bid of $181,692.17 for the project. The new skate park will include ramps, rails, and more for beginning and intermediate skill level skate boarders.
Half-a-dozen skaters attended the meeting and applauded after commissioners vote 4-to-0 to proceed with the project. However, there will be no gain without a little pain.
Expenses will exceed revenues for the Macomb Park District this year, but its executive director said the loss can be absorbed.
The district projects it will spend around $1 million in its operating budget while taking in approximately $900,000. The operating budget covers just about everything the district does with the exception of capital projects.
Executive Director Ray Peterson said the district will rely on cash reserves to make up the difference.