More than $2,000 raised for Blaine skate park
The Blaine skate park is a tad closer to being built. The Blaine Extreme Sports Club and supporters of the skate park raised $2,150 after holding a two-day garage sale a few weeks ago.
Blaine police officer Jon Landis, liaison to the club, said they have now raised enough money to begin construction of the park�s platform.
An engineer has already been hired to plan the platform, he said, and construction could begin as early as August. Colacurcio Brothers construction have volunteered to take on the project. Landis said any money left over after the platform is built will be used to build skate ramps. The club plans to have a car wash in August to raise additional funds, and currently have donation boxes set up throughout the city.
The skate park was originally proposed in August of 2001 when skateboarders, inline skaters, and BMX riders got together and formed the club. They have been working ever since with Landis to raise enough money to begin construction on city-owned land behind city hall and the library.
The club received a $5,000 grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation in 2002.