Bids have been received in connection with the construction of the Sturgeon Bay skatepark on city property near the west side ball field. Plans for the skatepark call for a 10,000 square foot concrete facility with special concrete finishes, sloped sides, transition & ramps. The low bid received on Monday from Dreamland Skateparks of Lincoln, Oregon came in at $317,500, well within the amount raised or pledged to the Skatepark Initiative, the local group that has has conducted a fundraising campaign to build the facility. The favorable bid may allow additional work to be completed this year at the site. The City of Sturgeon Bay has committed to providing $42,350 in short term funding to bridge the gap between funds already secured & outstanding pledges to the local group. The agreement calls for a four year payback plan. The low bid is being recommended for city council approval. Groundbreaking for the skatepark project in the spring is expected to lead to a completion date this summer.