Kennesaw Skatepark Construction Milestone Reached
Kennesaw, Ga. (April 24, 2013) – Concrete pouring began today on the Swift-Cantrell Skatepark project, according to project director and Assistant City Manager Jeff Drobney. The completed facility will boast a Street League certified 40,000 square foot plaza. It will be one of the largest concrete skate parks in the southeast and one of the first permanent parks to feature elements modeled on a Street League design.
A significant number of construction days in February and March were lost because of rain; however, progress should be faster as the project goes beyond the dirt-moving stages. Drobney reports that the city is targeting a completion date in late July, barring any unforeseen circumstances.
“The current phase of construction will consist of the skatepark plaza, as well as additional parking, lighting and restrooms for Swift-Cantrell Park,” said Drobney. “The Swift-Cantrell Park Foundation is actively seeking corporate sponsors for the second phase which will include additional, more challenging elements. This is an excellent opportunity for local and regional companies to become significant contributors to the success of this very exciting project that is so greatly anticipated by the skateboarding community.”
Although events can’t be scheduled until the completion date becomes firm, there has already been interest in holding future regional professional events at the new Kennesaw facility. “We will be developing a series of skate events for amateur skaters in the fall of 2013 and spring of 2014,” said Drobney.
More information about corporate sponsorship and event scheduling can be obtained by phoning the City of Kennesaw, and by visiting http://www.kennesaw-ga.gov