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City asks local skaters for help
A meeting for public input into a proposed skate park has been set for this coming Thursday, Feb. 23, at 5:30 p.m. on the third floor of City Hall. The session is being held to determine what local skaters would like to have at the park.

Skaters have a chance to get on board with plans for a facility in McMinnville.
A skate park planning session is being held on the third floor of City Hall on Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m. and anyone with an interest in using the park is encouraged to attend and offer input into the amenities provided there.
“We are looking for input from the public,” said McMinnville Parks and Recreation director Scott McCord. “We are excited to get this project underway, but first we need to hear from the individuals who will be using the park.”
At this point, plans on placement and design are in the preliminary stage. Consideration is being given to a pad that’s about 90 feet by 40 feet.
Friends of the Greenway announced in early January it had obtained a grant for $90,000 from The Steven and Kate Smith Community Trust to establish a skate park to be named after the couple.
Members of the organization are now working with McMinnville officials to determine location, as the park will be located on city property, and seeking input from local skaters as to what they would like to have at the park to ensure it’s used.
Friends of the Greenway has until Jan. 1, 2018 to use the grant.