Supporters of a skatepark in Sturgeon Bay got an idea of how such a park will look at a public open house at city hall Thursday night. The meeting, which featured the presentation by Micah Shapiro of Grindline Skatepark Design & Construction, also included time for feedback from the parents, skaters & others who attended. Shapiro’s firm, based in Seattle, Washington, has created dozens of poured concrete skateparks since 1990…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/N281.mp3|titles=Micah Shapiro]
Shapiro says his love of skateboarding led to an interest in creating parks that reflect the needs, desires & budget of a community…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/N282.mp3|titles=Micah Shapiro]
Shapiro says he will take information gathered at the meeting, visiting the site & speaking with city officials & use it to develop conceptual designs which will be submitted to the city & the skatepark committee for review. Comments on the plans will be made & a city council meeting in April will provide an opportunity to present the plans. From there, the timetable calls for finalization of plans, fundraising & possible construction during the summer of 2013.